April 27 event will feature interactive educational activities for teens and parents

As far as Dave Jachter is concerned, he isn’t simply selling cars: he’s providing a product and a service that helps people make their way in the world. So it makes perfect sense that Jachter, owner of Wilsonville Toyota, should want to help them—especially the newest drivers in our community—make that journey as safely as possible.

That’s the motivation behind a free Teen Driver Safety Clinic to be held at Wilsonville Toyota on Sunday, April 27.

“I’m the owner of a car dealership, but I’m also a father,” Jachter said in a press release. “Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens. How could I not try to do something to address this dire need?”

Wilsonville Toyota is hosting this clinic in partnership with Toyota and the automaker’s Toyota Driving Expectations program. It’s meant for new teen drivers as well as teens that have yet to get behind the wheel, along with their parents/guardians. The 2.5-hour interactive program is focused exclusively on learning and includes:

* Defensive driving "universal truths" and best practices

* Understanding your vehicle’s performance dynamics

* Dangerous driving distractions and how to avoid them

* Car operations, safety features and basic maintenance fundamentals

* Communication and coaching tips for parents and teens

* Mutual driving agreements for pre-driver/new-driver teens and their parents

* Parents/Guardians Play a Key Role

The clinic is limited to the first 30 participants who sign up. Registration, as well as information about Toyota’s other teen driving safety programs, can be found at or

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