Letter: Course can help avoid tragedies
It is heartbreaking to hear of another teen driver dying in an auto accident. I did not know Jordan Hillis. It sounds like he was a wonderful young man with all the potential for great things as all of our teenagers have.
In an attempt to help avoid these tragedies from occurring, I would like to recommend the National Auto Sport Association Car Control Clinic.
This is a one-day event for all, but directed toward teen drivers. During the day, drivers learn and practice skills such as panic braking, split decision hazard avoidance, controlling a car with two wheels off the road and recovering and much more.
This is all done in a controlled environment at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows. The students drive their own cars to make it as real world as possible.
The instructors are passionate about this course and believe it has true real world value for all drivers who attend. We all volunteer our time to help keep the cost down to $100.
If you have a young driver or feel you would like to work on your driving skills, please go to nasacarcontrol.org and consider the course.
The next event is Nov. 23. Hope to see you and your teen driver there.
Phil Shelton, MD