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Traffic Safety Expert to give ‘The Parent Driving Zone’ presentation at Hopkinsville Community College


Hopkinsville Community CollegeHopkinsville, KY – Nationally-recognized traffic safety expert and professional race driver Andy Pilgrim will give a free presentation on essential driving and safety skills for parents of children of all ages at on Wednesday, March 7th, at 6:00pm in the Auditorium Building Lecture Hall on the campus of Hopkinsville Community College.

Pilgrim, a United Kingdom native who became a U.S. citizen in 1989, will be the keynote speaker for the Regional Entrepreneur Conference at HCC that morning.

Professional Race Driver Andy Pilgrim.

Professional Race Driver Andy Pilgrim.

Pilgrim came to the US in the 1980’s as a computer programmer and still owns a computer consulting company he started in 1989. He has been a professional race car driver for 30 years and is currently driving a Porsche with ProSport-Performance in the Creventic World Championship.

He has won five championships and 64 races in his professional racing career which includes driving with Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the 2001 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Pilgrim, who has 22 years of experience talking to students, parents and educators about traffic safety and the growing danger of distracted driving, is a leading force in bringing attention to the critical role parents play in their children’s driving education. His message is that most parents never think about the fact that driver education for a child starts the moment a parent turns their child’s safety seat around to face forward.

Pilgrim has spoken at numerous conferences, corporations, hospitals and at FBI Quantico. In 2008, he started the Traffic Safety Education Foundation, a 501c(3), and in January 2016, he released his latest educational DVD called Realities of Driving Today.

The presentation is free and open to everyone.

For more information, please contact HCC’s Workforce Solutions office at 270.707.3750.

About Hopkinsville Community College

For many Pennyrile Kentucky region and Fort Campbell residents, higher education begins at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC). The college serves thousands of area residents each year as a comprehensive regional learning center providing academic and technical associate degrees; diploma and certificate programs in occupational fields; prebaccalaureate education; adult, continuing and developmental education; customized training for business and industry; and distance learning.

As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, HCC is a critical component to transforming the region’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers.

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