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National Safety Council, Nebraska Becomes First AAA Approved Driving School in the State
(Omaha – June 24, 2014) AAA is proud to announce that the National Safety Council, Nebraska has become the first driving school in the state to earn the AAA Approved Driving School designation.
Consumers who select an AAA Approved Driving School can rest easy knowing they have selected a driving school that has met high standards and stringent requirements for driver education training. The National Safety Council, Nebraska, joins nearly 90 other businesses that have earned this distinction since the national program was launched in 2005.
The approval process is not easy, ensuring that only the best who apply become approved. Once approved, the driving school must maintain at least a 90% approval rating on customer surveys. In addition, the school must be open to annual inspections of equipment, curriculum, classrooms and vehicles to ensure that quality standards are maintained.
“The National Safety Council, Nebraska is highly regarded as a premier provider of driver education which is why we are proud to designate this organization as a AAA Approved Driving School,” stated Mark Grieb, regional president of AAA Nebraska. “Motorists often turn to AAA for recommendations and advice on automotive related issues. Consumers trust our organization for a variety of automotive resources and information, and now they can add driver training to that list,” Grieb added.
Statistics support the need for driver education training and supervised behind-the-wheel experience. Traffic crashes continue to be the number one cause of death for teens and adults, killing an estimated 34,000 people on our nation’s roadways every year.
“Per mile driven, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as any other age group of drivers,” stated Beverly Reicks, CEO of the National Safety Council, Nebraska. “Fortunately, teen motor vehicle crashes are preventable, and proven strategies can improve the safety of young drivers on the road. We can state with confidence that our program delivers the highest quality of education and training at one of the lowest prices in the metro area,” said Reicks.
To help ensure that teen drivers from low-income families have the opportunity to participate in the program, AAA is generously supporting a scholarship program for driver education training. For details about the application process, visit www.SafeNebraska.org.
Summer driver education sessions run for two consecutive weeks and are offered at seven convenient locations across the metro area. For more information, visit www.SafeNebraska.org.
About AAA - AAA Nebraska is part of The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 8.5 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois, Minnesota and Tennessee; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 54 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
About National Safety Council, Nebraska - For more than 90 years, the National Safety Council, Nebraska’s mission has been to educate, protect, and influence society to adopt safety practices that prevent human suffering and economic losses at work, in our homes and communities, and on our roads and highways. Because your safety needs change throughout each stage of your life, the National Safety council, Nebraska provides an array of education and outreach programs with nationally recognized curriculum and certified instructors who provide a caring, nurturing learning environment. The National Safety Council, Nebraska empowers people with the knowledge to make safer choices.
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