September 2017

Edge Driving Instructor Officially The Bachelor for Season 22

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Soooo, This Happened …

Just in case you missed this news, Arie Luyendyk, Jr. is officially The Bachelor for season 22 on ABC …  Yup, that’s Edge instructor Arie Luyendyk!  And if you’re a Driver’s Edge grad since 2009, then there’s a really good chance Arie was one of your instructors!

And even though we might have to poke a little fun at him here and there, the truth is we’re wishing him all the best with this adventure.  Cheer him on, will ya?  If you aren’t already, you can follow Arie on twitter @ariejr and on […]

Edge Driving Instructor Officially The Bachelor for Season 22 2017-09-15T12:30:37+00:00

Reno Summer 2017!

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We were happy to be able to visit Reno three times this summer!  In June we held one of two special Zero Teen Fatalities events this year (the first was in Las Vegas back in April).  At the Reno ZTF event we had our first student/parent challenge and it went great!  We’re looking forward to bringing back this special event in 2018.  We then went back to Reno for four days in late July and capped it off with another two day visit on September 9 & 10.

We love getting to northern Nevada and we look forward to returning as […]

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January 2017

We’re on CNN Heroes!

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Driver’s Edge Founder Jeff Payne has been named a CNN Hero in 2016!

The story has posted over at CNN HEROES and a special CrowdRise fundraising page has been set up for Driver’s Edge to help us grow!

Also, check out CNN’s videos about us on on Youtube both HERE and HERE

Congratulations to Jeff for this very special recognition and our thanks to CNN for helping raise awareness for our cause!

More info can be found on CNN’s social media for Heroes on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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Zero Teen Fatalities!

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Once again we’re happy to work with Zero Teen Fatalities – an initiative of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety, for the purpose of educating young drivers about the importance of being safe behind the wheel.

Each year, as part of their initiative, we conduct a special Driver’s Edge event for Nevada students involved in the ZTF movement – all dedicated to the idea that Zero Teen Fatalities is achievable.  This year’s event was held in April at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

You can learn more about Zero Teen Fatalities here , check out their twitter feed here and […]

Zero Teen Fatalities! 2017-09-07T13:15:13+00:00

May 2016

INDY 500 x 4!

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In preparation for the month of May (which, if you don’t know, is when the Indianapolis 500 takes place – a race we look forward to each and every year!), we had FOUR former Indy 500 drivers teaching at our April event in Las Vegas!

Joining us were Jeff Bucknum (a two time competitor in the Indy 500), Scott Harrington(the 1999 IndyCar Rookie of the Year!), Jeff Andretti (yes, of THAT Andretti family – also a former Rookie of the Year in both the Indy 500 and the IndyCar Series!) and Arie Luyendyk, Jr. (and yes, he’s not just a racing […]

INDY 500 x 4! 2017-09-16T20:39:52+00:00

March 2016

2016 Begins!

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We’ll be up and running in Las Vegas starting in March 2016!  With events planned for April, May and June to follow.  And like last year, northern Nevada can expect us in Reno in July for four days and another two in September!

Check back for event dates for the entire year as we’ll be adding as we go.  Also, make sure to follow us on social media – you can find us on facebook here, twitter here and instagram here!

Hope to see you in 2016!

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December 2015

2015 Year End Review!

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With 2015 all wrapped up, just a few quick notes about another successful year!

A huge success at home in Nevada saw us do events in Las Vegas in February, March, April, May and June. Then with our usual summer Vegas break for the heat we traveled up to Reno for our annual 4 day visit in July and then again in September for another 2 days.  We’re hoping to continue making multiple visits to northern Nevada in future years!  We wrapped up the year in Las Vegas with events in each of September, October, November and December.

We continued our intitiative […]

2015 Year End Review! 2017-09-16T20:32:30+00:00

August 2015

Thanks State Farm…Again!

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Another very special thank you to State Farm! Over the years, State Farm has donated funds to help support certain programs we’ve held around the country and in 2015, Edge was again a recipient of a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm!

This year’s grant helped fund our four day event in Reno from July 23 to 26, 2015, which like all Edge events, was free for students and parents to attend! We’re grateful for State Farm’s commitment to young drivers and the help they’ve provided to Driver’s Edge!

You can learn more about State Farm at www.statefarm.com and you […]

Thanks State Farm…Again! 2017-09-18T17:07:41+00:00

Mid-Season Recap!

2017-09-16T20:27:34+00:00

So it’s finally hot enough in Nevada for us to take a little break (actually, it’s been hot enough since May, but now seemed like a good time to rest a little …)

2015 has already been another great year for Driver’s Edge. With events in Las Vegas in February, March, April, May and June (including the annual Nevada Zero Teen Fatalities initiative in April) and a four day visit to Reno in July, nearly 4,000 students and parents have already attended an Edge event so far this year!

We’ll gear up again in September with a return visit to Reno and […]

Mid-Season Recap! 2017-09-16T20:27:34+00:00

July 2015

Back to Reno!

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Another summer, another great four days up in Reno! With 1,048 students and parents joining us and great support from all the local media (we had visits from the CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates), the event was already a summer highlight for Edge.

As always, our thanks to all our local partners, including Washoe County Sheriff Chuck AllenWashoe County Regional Public Safety Training Center (our hosts), Champion Chevrolet in Reno, Grand Sierra Resort Reno, the Nevada Department of Transportation, and of course the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety!

We’re so very grateful […]

Back to Reno! 2017-09-18T17:11:34+00:00