As a Principal with UHY Advisors in Atlanta, David Barton advises companies how best to manage their business and minimize their risk. He recently took that approach from his desk to the streets as a volunteer instructor teaching teens safe driving skills at the Tire Rack Street Survival event held Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
Simple driving errors, avoidable but common among inexperienced teens, cause the majority of fatal accidents; each year more than 5,000 youths aged 15 – 20 are involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes. Unlike traditional driver education programs based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations; students learn emergency braking, skid control, and how to control unintended oversteer and understeer.
A longtime racing and high performance car enthusiast who earned his competition license in 2003, Barton is an expert driver well-versed in handling cars in difficult situations. “The great thing about the Tire Rack Street Survival program is that it challenges kids to learn how to control their vehicle, rather than just operate it,” said Barton.
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About Tire Rack Street Survival
The Tire Rack Street Survival School is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. The program offers trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student. http://streetsurvival.org/
About UHY Advisors
UHY Advisors, Inc. delivers professional financial, tax and business consulting services to companies ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 500 in size and complexity. The firm’s innovative Management Consulting practice maximizes clients’ financial and operational functions to transform their performance and profitability. UHY’s Tax practice provides clients with comprehensive tax preparation and planning services. The firm’s Enterprise Risk Advisory Services practice protects and manages clients’ information technology security and risk. Accounting Today ranks the firm as one of the Top 20 professional services firms in the nation, and in 2011 the firm was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Atlanta” by Atlanta Business Chronicle. For additional information please visit us on the Web at http://www.uhy-us.com