ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is sponsoring a program, approximately seven hours, both classroom and driving range experience, to teach the correct and most effective use of anti-lock braking systems.
Participants do not need an anti-lock brake vehicle to attend this instruction, but students receiving training must have a valid driver's license or permit.
Training techniques that will be taught include evasive steering, emergency situations, your capabilities, proper seat position, proper hand position, vision and developing good visual habits, controlled brake, maximum vehicle control, pitch and roll situations. There is no testing.
The classes are a combination of classroom and behind the wheel maneuvers, mostly spent behind the wheel in radio contact with the MHSC professional advanced training instructors.
Advanced driving classes previously were only available to professional drivers, police, fire and ambulance, etc.
The eight exercises include: air bags, anti-lock brakes, serpentine, skid control, evasive steer, control brake, steer and brake and backing. Classes are intentionally kept small to give individual attention and are attended by a variety of people in different age groups and walks of life.
The cost for the class is $228 per person. Cost for two or more people from one family would be $199 per person using cars that are provided.
Pre-registration and a non-refundable deposit of $50 per person is required, with the balance due at class time.
Send deposit to: St. Cloud State University, Advanced Driving Facility, Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center, 720 Fourth Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. Class size is limited to a minimum of six students, and not more than 18.
Scheduled classes are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 19 and Feb. 23. To register call (320) 255-2185 or toll free 1-888-234-1294.
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