Started in April 2002 by the BMW CCA Foundation, the Tire Rack Street Survival Program is designed to go beyond today's required driver's education and give teens the driving skills to become safer, smarter drivers. In 2011, over 100 schools were conducted with the goal of saving lives and raising awareness of the growing epidemic of teen driving deaths. The primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations. Teens use their own cars to learn about handling limits and how they can control them.
As part of the 1-day driving schools, teens experience a mixture of classroom and real world training. The goal is that students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves.
Each school is facilitated by local chapters of the BMW Car Club of America. To view the complete 2012 schedule and learn how you can participate visit http://streetsurvival.org/
Video: Tire Rack Street Survival School hosted by the Sandlapper Chapter at the Michelin Proving Grounds in Greenville, SC.
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