Research Medical Center June 15, 2017

The Research Foundation is now offering its annual summer road safety program for free. Young drivers from the Greater Kansas City area will have opportunity to register for RoadWise, a one-time class that covers responsible driving habits at no cost.

RoadWise emphasizes the importance of wearing a seat belt, making good decisions behind the wheel and not driving distracted through testimony from health care professionals, crash victims and law enforcement. 

Participants begin the class by following the path of a car crash victim at a trauma center. Hospital staff members share their experiences with crash victims during visits to the emergency room, radiology, intensive care and physical therapy. In the afternoon, students meet young people who have suffered from permanent brain or spinal cord injuries as a result of a motor vehicle crash. The class ends as troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol talk about working crash sites and making death notifications.  

“We want to encourage young drivers in Kansas City to take road safety seriously,” Cynthia Randazzo, The Research Foundation president said. “By offering this class for free, we hope to provide opportunity for more students to attend.” 

RoadWise is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 16 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The free class is designed for 14-19 year-olds. Registration is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

For more information about RoadWise, visit theresearchfoundationkc.org or call (816) 276-4218.