CR, as the organization is known, announced on Tuesday that it would be the host of a teen driving program which will take place on April 30. Hosted by the CR Auto Test Center in Connecticut, the one-day program is meant as a learning tool for teens.
CR says it has come to the conclusion that teens are in more need of gaining experience than all others, as several studies have shown teens are the most at-risk group of drivers. A study by the IIHS showed that the crash rate per mile driven for 16- to 19-year-olds is four times the risk for drivers 20 and older.
The program will not focus on the same problems and issues regular teaching programs focus on. The organization says their Street Survival techniques are meant to improve driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations, and not rely only on theory and simple maneuvers.
"We're trying to make the roads safer for everyone," said Bill Wade, Street Survival National Program Manager. "We're pleased that Consumer Reports is partnering with us to run this driving school and believe it will be of great value to young people in the community."
The program is open to all drivers aged 15 to 21 years. To take part in the program, each of them will have to pay a one-time fee of $75.