MACON, Ga., July 9, 2012 – 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, GEICO’s regional vice president. “Many new drivers lack the preparation or training necessary to be safe on the road. We’re 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 family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.