|The teen driving program that saves lives needs help to continue.
A man known for giving back to the community is now reaching out to the Tampa Bay area for help in order to continue his organization’slife-saving teen driving program, TRACK.
After an unexpected loss of funding, Bruce Murakami of Safe TeenDriver began a Face Book campaign seeking assistance to continue TRACK, aunique driver education program offeredfor free to teens and their parents.
Bruce had no notice of the funding issues and currently has a full class scheduled for next Sunday, October 14, 2012, as well as dozens of sign-ups for the final TRACK event in November 2012. Despite diligent efforts to try to replace the funds needed, more monies are required to run the programs.
“This was such a shock,” says Murakami. “All I want to do now is to find a way to help the kids and parents who have placed their trust in me and my organization. The work we do is too important and has saved too many lives to just let go.”
TRACK is aone-of-a-kind course that not only teaches teens good driving skills, it teaches teens how to avoid some of the key dangers on the road through hands-on and classroom instruction. Teens learn by driving actual professional go-karts on a professional track while practicing skills that could save their lives.Parents are required to participate and learn the importance of their role indeveloping a safe teen driver.
Bruce would love to speak to you, and is available, if you would like to speak to him further for details. You can reach him via e-mail, BMurakami@aol.com , or on his cell phone,(727) 420-7937. The community is fortunate to have a program such as this, and itsloss would be a shame.