As a member of Good Sam, you are part of a community that is over 2 million members strong. Founded on the principle of people helping people, Good Sam and our Members are committed to helping fellow RVers and outdoor enthusiasts at home or on the road, giving back in our local communities and preserving the great outdoors we all love.
When NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak, by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel. In 2008, the first year of B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), Doug focused on training his sons' friends and 50 teens were trained. The word soon spread, and requests came to Herbert from hundreds of other parents wanting the same type of life saving training for their teen drivers. Because thousands of teenagers lose their lives each year in traffic collisions B.R.A.K.E.S. was created.
Facts About B.R.A.K.E.S.
Over 50,000 families nationwide have been trained with the help of NHRA
B.R.A.K.E.S. relies on donations, sponsorships, and various fundraising events to allow them to provide this lifesaving program to teenagers across the country
B.R.A.K.E.S. trained drivers are over 64% less likely to be involved in a car accident
Many instructors are members of law enforcement, secret service agents and race car drivers
Project Good Samaritan
In addition to all the good our members do in their local communities, our company also supports local and national non-profit organizations with financial and in-kind donations and encourage employees to volunteer their time through our Project Good Samaritan program.