Skip Barber to participate in World Traffic Safety Symposium. (New York, NY) April 4, 2002 - Skip Barber LLC, through its Dodge/Skip Barber Driving School property, will join the National Road Safety Foundation to stage a major driving ...
Skip Barber to participate in World Traffic Safety Symposium.
(New York, NY) April 4, 2002 - Skip Barber LLC, through its Dodge/Skip Barber Driving School property, will join the National Road Safety Foundation to stage a major driving demonstration for an audience of traffic safety advocates gathered for the New York Auto Show's World Traffic Safety Symposium. The New York Auto Show is hosting the Safety Symposium in concert with the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The event expects to draw over 150 safety professionals from around the United States.
Now in its 12th year, the Symposium brings together auto manufacturers, public and private organizations, and the media to share information and discuss innovative ways to make drivers, vehicles and highways safer. This year, the Symposium looks at the important issue of 'driver distraction'. In celebration of the major advancements in traffic safety, the Symposium also recognizes organizations and individuals who are creating a safer environment for motorists and pedestrians, through its Traffic Safety Achievement Awards program and Designs for Safety Competition.
The Dodge/Skip Barber Driving School will throw its considerable weight and credibility to the area of driver safety to advocate higher standards of driver proficiency through greater driver training and awareness. Utilizing the core competencies of three instructors and two Dodge production vehicles, the Driving School will demonstrate the following driving proficiencies: ABS vs. non-ABS braking techniques; how to handle an emergency lane change and elements of skidding and skid recovery. The demonstrations will use the Dodge Neon and Dodge Viper and be coordinated by Brett Roubinek, Managing Director of Instructors for Skip Barber, LLC.
"Skip Barber has been at the forefront of improving the quality of racing drivers for over 25 years and road drivers for over 10," said Roubinek. He continued," We are pleased to contribute our skills and resources to the World Traffic Safety Symposium in its efforts to raise awareness on these critical issues."
Headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut, Skip Barber, LLC employs over 200 people out of four base locations at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut; Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca, Monterey, California; Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin and Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. The racing and driving schools, their core products, are offered at over 20 tracks nationwide, supported by a fleet of over 200 racecars, 110 production vehicles and 21 transporters.