The leading cause of death for 15 to 20-year-olds is motor vehicle crashes.

The CDC says every day in America, six teens between the ages of 16 and 19 die in a motor vehicle accident. It's mind-blowing to think about the thousands of parents who have to bury their children each year.

Tire Rack Street Survival is a national non-profit organization that teaches a driver safety program designed to keep teens alive behind the wheel, and it's making a stop in western Colorado.

While this program does feature a traditional classroom session, most of the instruction happens in the car. Students are taught how to manage every day driving hazards, obstacles, and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course.

Drivers Education is extremely valuable in educating young people how to safely operate a vehicle, and this program will help teen drivers learn how to control their vehicle.

Teens will learn about emergency braking and skid control, how to control proper breaking, and how to avoid accidents. Students use their own cars, so the training they receive can be easily applied to their own situation.

The program is in its 16th year and is bringing its national tour to Gypsum on Sunday, October 21 at the Eagle County Regional Airport. The cost of the program is $95 and registrations are being taken online.

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