Participant and parent testimonials
"I really enjoyed the behind the wheel stuff. It taught me so much about my car and how I can better handle it."
"This is a must do for every teen and parent! The experience of learning to trust their car and their limits are priceless!"
"I drive more carefully and I feel a lot safer after taking the clinic."
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three deaths. Due to their lack of experience, young people are at a greater risk for traffic crashes resulting in injury and death. While teenagers represent only 5% of the total licensed population, they account for over 12% of motor vehicle crashes.
The Gundersen Teen Car Control Clinic is a program that teaches teen drivers vehicle control techniques in a controlled environment. Considering 71% of teenage motor vehicle crashes in the Gundersen area are due to loss of control, the Clinic provides young drivers a chance to hone their skills and prepare themselves for dangerous situations that may arise on the road. The Clinic not only teaches the fundamentals during a classroom session but also offers invaluable behind-the-wheel exercises with one-on-one instruction.
Clinics are typically held in May and October, and plans are underway to expand the program to rural communities. Please contact (608) 775-2011 for more information about dates for up-coming clinics.