This past December, we were involved in a collision due to icy conditions and a driver who lost control. Our Sequoia was totaled. Four days later, my oldest daughter, Hannah, was a passenger in another vehicle where the driver lost control due to icy conditions. That car was totaled as well.
After the accidents, our daughter had a little PTSD and was a nervous wreck driving. My other daughter, Abby, who just has her learner’s permit, refused to drive in the snow.
As parents, we decided to enroll both girls in the Audi Club Rocky Mountain Georgetown Lake Ice Driving School. What a great decision! The school allowed the girls to gain a hands-on feel for traction dynamics, confidence in low traction situations and experience driving scenarios they are likely to encounter in real-life winter driving in the mountain environment we live in. They were put on courses for accident avoidance, skid control and controlled braking. Thanks to the volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Chapter this was all possible. Also, many thanks for Shell V-Power’s support promoting teen driver education.
Hannah says, “After taking the winter driving course, I feel much more comfortable and informed when driving my car in the snow. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to any drivers, young or old.”
Abby says, “This course was super fun. I learned how to control my car in icy conditions.” We have referred many of our friends for this course.