The teen car control clinic

To the Editor:

Once again, Gundersen Lutheran Trauma Center is hosting the Teen Car Control Clinic. If you want to spend some truly quality time with your teenage driver, go to this clinic. Gundersen Lutheran does this clinic twice a year, in the spring and fall. Not only do the kids learn driving skills that may save their lives, it is truly fun. The Audi club teaches skills in a classroom setting and then (this is the cool part) they get to practice the skills behind the wheel with one of the trained Audi club drivers in the car with them.

This class encourages the kids to test their own and their car’s driving limits in a controlled setting. They learn “proper braking concepts, vehicle weight transfer and cornering and unexpected lane changes. The session will heighten students’ awareness and responsiveness to real world situations and boost their own confidence in their skills.”

The Teen Car Control Clinic is free although a $50 refundable deposit is required to hold your spot. (If you don’t show up, you don’t get your money back.) The class is open to 15-19 year olds with permits or licenses who must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 12 for the clinics on Saturday, Oct. 20 or Sunday, Oct. 21. For more information go to or call Kim Lombard, CHES, trauma and injury prevention coordinator at 608-775-2011. This is so worth your time. It may save your child’s life.


Denise Wernecke

Caledonia School Nurse