Driving Safety Training For Young Drivers


Today’s media has desensitized many of our young drivers to the dangers associated with driving. Due to Calspan’s expertise in the fields of collision research & causation and automotive crash testing, we are frequently called on to provide driving safety speakers, statistics, and live crash demonstrations.


One series of driving safety events that aptly reflects Calspan’s Safety Awareness Programs involves 3,000 high school students from 22 schools from 5 counties, who were able to witness our team execute “live” 35-mph t-bone collisions. We set up the facility, prepare the vehicles and execute two crash events per day for 10 days.

Following the crashes, a pre-recorded 911 call is played, then police, EMS and fire rescue respond.


Calspan customers that engage our expertise in Safety Awareness Programs receive innumerable benefits, including:

  • Partnering with us to provide young drivers with a “real-world” crash experience in an effort to ensure they understand how dangerous driving can be for them.
  • Having the opportunity to ask us to orchestrate specific crash scenarios that meet their specific needs.
  • Allowing us to use our expertise in collision research & causation and automotive crash testing to provide an invaluable driving safety educational experience.