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Saratoga Automobile Museum receives grant for its Distracted Driver Initiative program

 The Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — The Saratoga Automobile Museum has announced it is the recipient of a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust. This grant has been earmarked to assist in the continuation of the Museum’s nationally acclaimed Distracted Driving Initiative. The local community, especially students, will continue to benefit from the distracted driving simulators that aim to reduce dangerous driving habits.

Since the program began in August 2015, deputies from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, area educators, students, and countless Museum visitors have used the simulators to learn how a few seconds of distraction can lead to tragedy and result in injury to yourself and others.

“We are grateful that local organizations continue to support the Museum and its mission of educating about the dangers of distracted driving,” said Carly Connors, executive director, “The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust’s continued assistance allows us to educate local community and members to the dangers they face each and every time they get behind the wheel.”

For more information about the Museum’s Distracted Driving Initiative, or to donate, please visit

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About the Saratoga Automobile Museum: The Saratoga Automobile Museum was organized in 1999 and opened to the public in 2002. The Museum’s mission is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile.

The Museum is located within the 2,500-acre Saratoga Spa State Park, in the heart of historic Saratoga Springs, New York, world famous for its legendary, much honored one-mile thoroughbred track. The Museum is adjacent to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and near the landmark Gideon Putnam Hotel. Within walking distance in the Park are the National Museum of Dance, the Spa Little Theatre and the lavish Hall of Springs banquet facility.

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