State Farm Insurance has given a $10,000 “Good Neighbor Grant” to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which will support teen driver safety and education programs at the NCM Motorsports Park.
In a press release, State Farm and the Corvette Museum said the grant will be used to help host Tire Rack’s 2019 Street Survival program, which is a teen driving course that aims to help teach young drivers how to control their vehicle at the limit and in unpredictable situations.
In addition, some of the grant will go towards hosting mechanics clinics at the Corvette Museum (including basic car care and maintenance), a “Driver Safety Awareness Day” and other education programs.
State Farm says it has been providing funding for the Tire Rack Street Survival program and other teen driving programs since 2013, with its contributions totaling $94,000.
“Street Survival provides students with a hands-on driving experience for real-world situations,” said the NCM’s museum education coordinator, Deb Howard. “Students use their own car to learn its handling limits and how to better control their vehicle. It helps them become more observant of various traffic situations. We’ve been offering the course for several years now, and it always sells out.”
Street Survival participants take the course in their own car (or their parent’s) and learn life-saving driving skills like evasive steering maneuvers and how to prevent locking up the brakes on wet or snowy roads. It is the largest non-profit driver education program in the country and makes stops all over America each year.
The NCM Motorsports Park was built in 2014 and is home to a 3.15-mile road course and an autocross/paddock area.
Photos via NCM Motorsports Park