Bob Green’s audience on June 15th was unlike any of the 81 audiences he presented to in the 2010 -2011 school year. Survive the Drive’s evidence-based, driver crash-preventive educational program usually focuses attention on our most vulnerable teenage drivers.
Green described how the Survive the Drive program works, school presentations and all, and asked the group of automotive journalists, industry professionals and sports cars enthusiasts to imagine they were teenagers getting their licenses and asked how many of them had ever bent or scratched a car. This led to a very lively Q&A session later. “A car itself has no intelligence, and although unintentional or inadvertent, crashes result from mistakes, (in)decision(
“The more I think about the statement that there are no automobile "accidents,"
Green delivers and demonstrates an upbeat but deadly serious message without the traditional ponderous statistics and gruesome crash fatality photos. ‘Science, understanding and behavior are our only tools to prevent this epidemic health threat. ‘The world isn’t going by, you’re the moving body. Now ‘all-of-a sudden’ are dangerous words. Being sorry changes nothing. A small mistake in our routine driving can have catastrophic results, just look at the squirrel by the side of the road, we’re made of the same stuff! That’s impact!”. The presentation incorporates humor, real life stories, and downright seriousness, and has resonated loudly with students throughout the Northeast.
Audiences totaling over 100,000 new drivers, adults, community groups and businesses have benefited from Bob Green's Survive the Drive presentation since 1996. The organization has been recognized nationally by major media, corporations, councils, conferences and boards.
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