GEICO sponsors teen safe driving camp for young drivers; register by July 15 for day-long sessions
MACON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GEICO will help bring road safety experts together for a day-long teen safe driving camp on August 4.
GEICO has partnered with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and Forsyth Police Department to host the 5th annual Teen Safe Driving Camp on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga.
The cost to attend the camp is $10 and deadline for submitting an application is July 15. For more information or to request an application, contact Sgt. Michael Clay at 478-994-7048 or Officer Bob Sanderson at 478-994-6022.
Teen drivers, ages 15 to 17, are particularly encouraged to participate in this one-day camp aimed to improve driving skills and educate teens on the importance of safe driving.
Teens will learn defensive driving tips, car maintenance, skid recovery techniques and proper railroad crossing tips. Teens will also have the opportunity to drive golf carts using fatal vision goggles through a challenging obstacle course at the training center.
For five years, GEICO has partnered with Monroe County Sheriff's Office to help bring awareness and spread the word about safe driving among our local teens, said Mary Zarcone, GEICOs regional vice president. Many new drivers lack the preparation or training necessary to be safe on the road. Were delighted to have another opportunity to sponsor an event that provides instruction for teen drivers on how to react to various driving situations."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for 11 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 17.5 million vehicles.
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to http://www.geico.com.
Source: GEICOCopyright Business Wire 2012