NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Hundreds of teenage and young adult drivers learned life-saving skills behind the wheel Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
A non-profit that combats teenage car crashes called Driver's Edge teamed up with Nevada's Highway Patrol for the training.
Drivers learned behind-the-wheel defensive driving instruction on skid control, evasive lane change maneuvers, anti-lock braking skills and panic-braking techniques.
Instructors are covered the dangers of texting and other distractions, plus written tests designed to test knowledge both before and after students are behind the wheel.
"The skills that we've been given here today; their really something that we can actually use; it's not something that's written in a book; it's something that you've actually lived," said 18-year-old driver Andrew Kalnicki.