(SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2008) -- Much like professional race car drivers are custom fit to their car for safety, San Diego teen drivers can get a professional "car fit" at the Automobile Club of Southern California's AAA Teen Driver Safety Resource Fair for 2008 from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Auto Club's Hotel Circle office. The fair will feature a teen driver "car fit" to ensure that new drivers are "correctly fit" to a vehicle for safety and road visibility.
The teen driver "car fit" will review seat-belt, foot pedals, mirrors and seat-height adjustments by Auto Club Driving School instructors to ensure teens fit properly in a vehicle before they drive.
Teens may try "fatal vision" goggles that simulate the dangers of alcohol impairment while trying to complete a task. The event also will feature a rock climbing wall which when teens reach the top, will put them in a controlled free-fall similar to the impact of a 20 mph car crash.
The Auto Club office is located at 2440 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, 92108. Free to the general public, the safety fair will focus on helping teens and parents to learn about recent changes in the teen driver and other laws that affect them, including the new cell phone laws, the state's enhanced Graduated Driver License law and DUI laws that affect all drivers. Joining the Auto Club will be community organizations that provide information and education seminars for young drivers and parents.
Auto Club Driver Services, the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, MADD San Diego and Victims Against Street Racing are participating in this fifth regional event that the Auto Club hosted in Southern California this year. AAA Approved Auto Repair Specialists will have a vehicle on site to review maintenance tips with teens. The event also will offer non-alcoholic beverages, music, contests, and giveaways like gas cards, and sporting event tickets.
Auto Club Driving School enrollment information will be available at the fair. The office is the site of one of the Auto Club's 18 teen driver schools. Participants also will receive a copy of DriverZed, an interactive CD that helps teens become aware of novice driving risk. For information about the Auto Club Driving School, costs and class registration, call 1-877-428-2277, then press 5 for Automotive Services.