Safe-driving classes return to Vail Valley |

Safe-driving classes return to Vail Valley

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – The Edwards Rotary Club will once again sponsor the Tire Rack Street Survival Driving Program to train Vail Valley teens and young adults to drive safely under a variety of challenging conditions.

The program costs $60 and trains teens by putting them behind the wheel of their own cars. These classes are open to students ages 16-21 years old and will be available November 1st at Vail Valley Jet Center.

“Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Eagle County youth ages 16 to 25. We want to lower that statistic by continuing this course in Eagle County,” said Eagle County Sheriff Joe Hoy, a co-founder of the program.

Students will experience a variety of challenging driving conditions, such as heavy water and distractions. This year special emphasis will be placed the dangers of talking on the cell phones or texting while driving.

Students who are interested in enrolling can go to: and click on Eagle County Regional Airport link for details and forms to complete. Adults interested in training to become instructors can contact Linda Hill at or Joe Hoy at

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