Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving Program

Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving Program

Are you concerned about your teenager driving?  Do you get nervous when your son or daughter takes the family car out?

The Tire Rack Street Survival program is an one-day educational driving program aimed at teens that is designed to go beyond today’s required driver education to give teens the knowledge and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers. The goal of the Tire Rack Street Survival program is to reduce deadly car crashes involving teenagers by providing teens with both hands-on driving experience involving real-world situations in a controlled setting where they can gain invaluable experience in car control with a trained and qualified coach always at their side and informative classroom lectures.

Basic driving skills will not be taught in this program. This program will teach the students how to avoid and handle potentially dangerous situations on the road. Students attend classroom sessions to learn the theory of car control and what to do when they encounter unexpected driving situations. The hands-on driving experience reinforces the classroom sessions by combining activities designed to simulate panic braking, emergency lane changes, wet skid pads, and other unexpected driving situations to help teens to understand how important experience is over guessing when the unexpected happens on the road. Students are encouraged to have a safe mindset, to be more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in, and to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers.

We have always received a lot of good feedback from all of the participants. In fact, so many of the parents in attendance have said, “I wish I could take this course!”, the DelVal chapter also offers a version of the Tire Rack Street Survival program for adults from time to time.

Students must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and are advised to participate using the car they normally drive. The cost of the program is $95 per student.

In recent years, the DelVal chapter hosted the Tire Rack Street Survival Program in conjunction with the Philadelphia region of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA).

Information on upcoming sessions and registration is available on the Tire Rack Street Survival program website. Please do not hesitate to e-mail our Street Survival Chair, Rich Dunbar (user@host.com) with any questions about the program.

If you are interested in becoming a coach for the Tire Rack Street Survival program, you can complete the on-line training on the Street Survival website in less than an hour. Anyone with significant HPDE or autocross experience is qualified to be a coach for the program once they take the training course. Please let us know when you have completed the training course by emailing your training certificate to our Street Survival Chair Rich Dunbar (streetsurvival@delvalbmwcca.org).