In December, volunteers from UPS brought driving education to young future drivers with the UPS Road Code program at the Gus Garcia YMLA Boys & Girls Club branch. At the event, teens tested their skills on a driving simulator and played road safety games designed to highlight the importance of avoiding distractions while driving.
“UPS has a vested interest in keeping people safe on the road, and the safer we can make young drivers, the safer we can make the general public. That’s very important to us,” says Reagan Glenewinkel, Capital Division Manager for UPS. “Forty-five percent of teens age 16 or older say they’ve texted or emailed while in the driver’s seat, according the CDC.” This is the first time the Road Code program has come to the Austin area.