Grand Opening for Skid Shop is Thursday with Sen. Crapo
Lewis-Clark State College will celebrate with Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo the grand opening of the college’s Skid Shop on Thursday at 1 p.m. at the LCSC Workforce Training’s North Lewiston Training Center, located at 1920 3rd Ave. North.
Sen. Crapo will join LCSC officials, including LCSC President Dene K. Thomas, in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the ceremony, which will be located near the Skid Shop garage.
The media and the public are invited to attend the event.
The Skid Shop is a proactive driver safety training program for drivers of large trucks. The training program gives drivers knowledge and awareness so they can use proper driving strategies in slick conditions to prevent a skid, rather than wait for the skid to occur and then react to recover.
At the Skid Shop, drivers will experience a loss of grip or traction in a safe, controlled environment. They will experience both front and rear wheel skid situations, take part in anti-lock braking systems exercises, and traction control/Stabilitrac exercises. By providing drivers with insight and knowledge on traction and grip, they will better understand how to handle their vehicles in hazardous driving situations.
During Skid Shop training, participants will take part in a 30-40 minute classroom session and then move on to the Skid Pad area to practice what they learned.
The Skid Shop was made possible by federal funding, championed by Sen. Crapo.
During Thursday’s celebration, Rob Lohrmeyer, Dean for Professional-Technical Programs, will welcome everyone and introduce President Thomas. After Thomas thanks individuals who played a big role in the development of the Skid Shop, Sen. Crapo will talk briefly. Lohrmeyer will then briefly talk about the future of the Skid Shop.
Sen. Crapo and President Thomas also have been invited to take part in the a test run of the Skid Pad area along with Phil Liggins, the Coordinator of the Motor Safety Training Center at LCSC.