Street Survival School For Young Drivers Offered Oct. 20

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for all 15- to 20-year-olds in the U.S.  With that in mind, the Chattanooga Region of the Sports Car Club of America is partnering with Tire Rack.com to offer a Street Survival program for young drivers.

The course will be offered Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a driving education program for teenagers designed to go beyond driver’s education minimums and give teens the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers, said officials.

This school is designed to give each student in-car driving instruction as well as classroom experience. Topics covered include what to do in a skid, proper braking techniques, driving at night, driving on curves, driving in the rain, driving near big trucks and what to do if you are pulled over by the police.

Instructors are experienced driver-ed coaches and SCCA members who have passed the Tire Rack instructor course and are familiar with vehicle handling. About 40 percent of the course is classroom instruction, while 60 percent is hands-on in the student’s own vehicle.

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Bill Wade, national program director, said, "Few people realize driving is one of the most dangerous things they do. A car traveling at just 4 mph has more energy than a bullet. That’s a lot of responsibility."

Teens have an 89 percent chance of being involved in a crash during their first three years of driving.

The program is held in the parking lots at Dade County High School in Trenton. 

A free lunch will be provided.

To sign up for the program (the fee is $95 for the all-day training) click here.

For more information, contact Beth F. Cox, Chattanooga Region SCCA regional executive, at 886-2950 or email bethfrancescox@gmail.com


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