ST. CLOUD -- About 150 teen drivers will get some hands-on training on avoiding potential high risk crashes.

The Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center in St. Cloud is hosting a class Saturday to teach teens how to recover from things like off-road recovery, skid recovery and collision avoidance.

MHSRC Director Larry Nadeau says teen drivers just don't have the experience or training that some older drivers do.  He says there is always an expectation that people will drive defensively.  But Nadeau says when a crash is imminent, having recovery driving skills can save your life.

Teens enrolled in the class will execute high-risk maneuvers they don't learn in driver education classes.  Nadeau says they use teen crash data in targeting driving skills to avoid the types of crashes teens are susceptible to.

Saturday's class is full, but Nadeau says they will be holding another class on October 24th. If you'd like to register for that class or getting on a waiting list for this upcoming class, call (320) 255-3123 or visit the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center website.

There is a $15 fee and pre-registration is required.