SurvivetheDrive at Sardi’s - Madison Avenue Sports Car Drivers and Chowder Society Meeting

Survive the Drive was well received by The Madison Avenue Sports Car Driving and Chowder Society at their meeting at Sardi’s in New York last Tuesday.
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June 23, 2011 - PRLog -- ‘You gave one of the most important - if not the most important - presentations we've had in the 55 years of MASCDACS existence, because your message can save lives, and you delivered it effectively.’, said Bruce Wennerstrom about Bob Green’s Survive the Drive presentation after the MASCDACS monthly meeting.  Bruce Wennerstrom is the President of The Madison Avenue Sports Car Drivers and Chowder Society (MASCDACS) and Founder and Chairman of The Greenwich Concours d’Elegance.

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(s) or inattention. What is driving the car is right behind your eyes. Intrusive distractions, - phoning and texting - ‘Brain in cyberspace’-  are the latest of the poor behaviors that provoke crashes. If you hit or are hit, the car didn’t do it, somebody made a mistake.”, said Green.

“The more I think about the statement that there are no automobile "accidents," only driver error, the more profound it is” said Wennerstrom.

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.

About SurviveTheDrive®: Survive the Drive is an independent, not for profit, educational resource that provides risk awareness and safe driving presentations to schools and community groups. For more information, contact Lori Demaraies, Community Relations and Development at 860-671-1430,, and visit their website at

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SurvivetheDrive®, is an independent, not-for-profit, evidence-based, driver crash-preventive educational program that delivers an upbeat. serious message using laws-of-physics to deliver a powerful message about safe driving. Judgment and attitude are influenced with undeniable truth, facts and experience.
Source:Lori Demaraies – Survive the Drive
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