This weekend, Toyota will host its free TeenDrive365 teen driver experience on Oct. 4 and 5 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor (4800 E Huron River Drive) to help new drivers and their parents build safer habits behind the wheel!

At the innovative, FREE two-and-a-half-hour events, teens and their parents spend time inside cars and the classroom to learn defensive driving skills, crash avoidance techniques and the dangers of distracted driving. The program is open to new drivers with a valid driver’s license. Registration is required and open now at

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Michigan requires supervised driving with a parent or guardian ahead of a full license and puts additional restrictions on its newest drivers. TeenDrive365 supplements those rules to look at distractions and defensive driving techniques. According to the Michigan State Secretary of State office, one out of every five licensed 16-year-olds will be in a vehicle crash.

Recognizing that parents play a crucial role in developing habits of their teens behind the wheel, Toyota’s program uniquely requires a parent or guardian to actively participate in the event with the teen. Parents and teens will make mutual driving arrangements and learn communication tips to continue at-home learning.

(credit: Toyota)

What is Toyota Driving Expectations?

*   A free 2.5 hour program for newly licensed teens (and teens with learners permits) that goes beyond standard driver education classes, teaching them crash avoidance techniques and defensive driving skills, along with the dangers of distracted driving

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*   A program that offers parents insight into the challenges facing teen drivers and provides recommendations and countermeasures for any driving concerns they may have. It also teaches parents how to be strong driving role models and coaches for their teen drivers.

*   Fully funded by Toyota and endorsed by the National Safety Council, more than 30,000 teens and parents have participated since the program started in 2004.

How to Register?

Registration for the FREE Ann Arbor event HERE!

*Teens must have a valid license or learner’s permit and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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(credit: Toyota)