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The original effort

Bob Green started “Crashing is a Bummer” in 1997 as an independent contractor/consultant with the Skip Barber Driving School as a community service for local schools in Northwest Connecticut. Several of these developed into full day, kinetic driving programs that Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Shepaug Valley Regional High School (Connecticut) and the Menlo School (California) continue to do as driver educational “class trips”.

Along these lines, Bob pursued a grant sponsored, university graduate school program, and earned a certificate as an ADTSEA (American Driver and Traffic Safety Educational Association) instructor-trainer. Further academic efforts included publishing articles and papers in academic and technical journals, and presentations at universities, museums and technical conferences (SAE, ADTSEA, ISATA).

Although the project was later scrapped due to business concerns, scripting and location filming was underway for a nationally distributed educational package.

Bob independently renamed and redesigned the presentations and continued working with local school systems. The Connecticut Valley Region, Porsche Club of America continues to contribute substantial program sponsorship and individual high schools, local Rotary, Lions, Exchange Clubs and United Way community service organizations sponsored others.

2000 – present

This expanded the offerings to additional communities, evening adult education, industry and professional conferences. Bob served on two national advisory committees in Washington, D.C. (NHTSA and AAA). The reach expanded to additional high schools, community forums, hospitals, fire companies, police and emergency services, as well as companies offering safety workshops to their employees.

Bob has high visibility in print and broadcast media, making customized presentations to Boy Scouts, student drivers, elderly drivers, engineering professionals, 100,000+ high school students and the students and guests of the Skip Barber Racing and Driving Schools (17 yrs.).

Survive the Drive announces Garage Tour 2012
Posey, Sharp and Dyson
SURVIVE THE DRIVE "BEHIND THE WHEEL" Participants Learn the "Fun"damentals of Defensive Driver Training.
LAKEVILLE, CT - JUNE 30, 2015 Individuals, parents and teens (some from as far away as New Jersey) put their driving skills and their vehicles to the test this past Thursday at the first Survive the Drive "Behind the Wheel" Defensive Driver Training Course at Lime Rock Park.
Defensive Driver Training
Survive the Drive now offering Hands-On Defensive Driver Training
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Public Survive the Drive presentation April 9, 6-8pm, On Track KArting, Brookfield, CT
‘Survive the Drive’ event teaches driving safety to Torrington students
By Morgan Skovich, For The Register Citizen
Police crack down on distracted driving
Dirk Perrefort - newstimes.com Published 10:41 pm, Saturday, August 10, 2013
Lime Rock Park, Skip Barber Racing School Host 'Yankee Beemers' Charity Benefit
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Sponsored by Brewer Brothers and Jim's Garage
Jeep Event to benefit Survive the Drive Canaan, CT this Saturday, May 18, 2013
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By Tim Healey
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Chance to look "under hood" at vintage car garages
The Lakeville Journal March 28, 2013
By Asher Pavel
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Keeping a Secret from Sam Posey - By Rick Roso
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Don Breslauer's Garage, March 23, 2013
By: Tim Healey
Survive the Drive Presents - The Spring 2013 Garage Tour
March 23rd, 2-4 PM - Don Breslauers DB Enterprises in Salisbury, CT April 20th, 2-4 PM - Kent Bains Automotive Restorations in Stratford, CT May 11th, 2-4 PM - Brian Donovans Donovan Motorcar Service in Lenox, Ma
Drowsy Driving
Drowsy Driving Precautions and Warning Signs
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Survive the Drive's Executive Director Bob Green, has been asked to take his Teen Driver Safety program to the national level.
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November 8, 2012. 7pm - 8:30pm
Sam Poseys Kicks Off Garage Tour 2012
Sam Posey's was the first of three Garages on the Survive the Drive Garage Tour 2012
Bikers Allowed Back on the Track
BMW Motorcycles Gather at Lime Rock. Lime Rock Park played host to the southern New England motorcycle club, "Yankee Beemers", who assembled a 50 participant weekend camp-out to raise awareness of distracted driver fatalities among our nations teens. The club donated 100% of their weekend camp out event proceeds to the not-for-profit organization Survive the Drive.
By Bud Wilkinson, Republican-American
Caddie Shack, Canaan, CT supporting Survive the Drive - Teen Driver Safety Program.
Benefit Car Wash Saturday July 14th, 11am to 1pm
Vote for us on August 16th
click on link to pledge
Sobering presentation on Driving Safety staged for HVRHS Students
Students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School peered at the remains of a Chevrolet Cavalier that was deliberately crashed into a concrete barrier as part of a road safety assembly on May 11.
By Patrick L. Sullivan
Tracy Walton, Bob Green, Lt. Paul Vance
Tracy Walton concert kicked off Survive the Drive S.A.V.E.S. Teens nationwide campaign
April 4, 2012 Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT 7pm Tracy Walton concert to benefit S.A.V.E.S. Teens
FOX CT TV Live Morning News March 28, 2012
Between the Lines
by Shelley Krohnengold, Challenge Editor CVR PCA (Connecticut Valley Region Porsche Club of America) Magazine
The Better Way to Drive
Lakeville Journal CT
click on image to read article
Better Connecticut TV Show on WFSB TV Scott Haney Interviews Bob Green
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‘Survive the Drive’ teaches students the dangers of distracted driving.
The Register Citizen, Torrington, CT
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
A U.K. Public Service Video
Podcast of Bob Green on the radio AM 1020 WHDD
Podcast of Bob Green on the radio AM 1020 WHDD
Sending our kids out into traffic, Oops, I had an accident.
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Survive the Drive announces Garage Tour 2012
Posey, Sharp and Dyson

SurvivetheDrive® Presents Garage Tour 2012

“Meet and Talk” events with Bob Sharp, Sam Posey, and Chris Dyson

Survive the Drive, dedicated to motivating and informing teenage drivers to understand and adopt safe driving behaviors, is offering car and racing enthusiasts a unique opportunity to visit with three luminaries of racing’s past and contemporary scene.

Saturday, September 15, 2 - 4 PM - Meet Sam Posey - SCCA, Trans-AM, IMSA, Indy 500, Formula 5000, Le Mans, NASCAR, and Formula One, Sam Posey has competed in an extraordinary number of race venues. Spend two hours with Sam and learn about and discuss what it was like to race with the likes of Jackie Stewart, Mark Donohue, and Peter Revson.

Single Day Event $100.00 Location: Sharon CT

Saturday, October 13, 2 - 4 PM - Meet Bob Sharp - the man behind Bob Sharp Racing, probably the single most successful Datsun racing team of all time. Between sedans and Z cars, Sharp holds six national SCCA championships. Jim Fitzgerald, Brad Frisselle, Elliot Forbes-Robinson, and Paul Newman won many races and a long list of championships in BSR Datsuns. Check out Bob's IMSA winning # 33 Datsun Racer and learn what it took to put together consecutive championships.

Single Day Event $100.00 Location: Sherman CT

Saturday, November 17, 2 - 4 PM - Meet Chris Dyson - Chris Dyson is a professional American LeMans Series driver and team owner of Dyson Racing. In 2011 Dyson and Guy Smith won the IMSA LMP1 drivers' championship. For 2012, Dyson is defending his title in a new Lola B12/60 Mazda. Spend time touring the Dyson Racing Shop in Poughkeepsie and get an insider’s look at what it takes to run a top level race team.

Single Day Event $100.00 Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

To Register call Joy Matorell,

Survive the Drive at 860.435.1054

E-mail - ljoy@survivethedrive.org

1st come 1st Served, Limit to 25 per event

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