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Safer Streets Through Smarter Drivers Campaign Kicks Off National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Coker Law Creates Safer Driving Initiative For First Time Drivers

Coker Law continues its commitment to the safety of the First Coast community by investing in Safer Streets Through Smarter Drivers. In recognition of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 21-27, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA), Coker Law is partnering with Samuel W. Wolfson High School and Apex Resource Center to bring cutting-edge driver’s education to its youngest student drivers.

Virtual Training Technology To Learn Safe Driving

Coker Law donated an Apex Virtual Vehicle© to the school; it features an innovative and interactive hands-on driving experience through virtual training technology. Students who are working toward, or have received, their learner’s permit will be able to learn safe driving techniques without the dangers of being on the road.  “Every day, at Coker Law, we hear about crashes caused by drivers who made bad decisions behind the wheel,” said Matthew Posgay, partner at Coker Law. “Our goal is to teach safe and smart driving techniques from the very start in order to prevent these tragedies from happening.”

Race Car Driver Becomes Innovative Driving Educator

The Apex Virtual Vehicle© was developed by former competitive racer-turned-educator, Trish Johnson, who has successfully taught driver safety to more than 12,000 drivers. She has also developed training programs for an array of driving abilities and vehicles. “The Apex Virtual Vehicle© training technology was designed to fill that dangerous skill gap between when young people are legally able to begin driving, but don’t yet have the skills to be safe on the roads,” said Johnson. “The driver is interacting with the learning experience, but their mistakes are not going to be tragic or devastating.”

Samuel W. Wolfson High School Receives Virtual Vehicle

The Apex Virtual Vehicle© will be the only source of driver’s education available at no charge to the students at Samuel W. Wolfson High School. “While there is a fee-based community driver’s education course offered after school hours, with the budget cuts we’re facing across the state, our driver’s education – which is normally held during the school day for the 2018-2019 year – has been cut,” said Samuel W. Wolfson High School Principal Christopher Begley. “So, for an organization like Coker Law to step in and provide this level of technology for our students, through its Safer Streets Through Smarter Drivers campaign, is truly lifesaving and very appreciated.” To learn more about National Teen Driver Safety Week and safe driving tips for your teens, please visit www.cokerlaw.com.