The Advanced Driving Skills school is designed to help you improve your driving skills and to learn about car dynamics. The school’s dual purpose is to prepare students for our High Performance Driving school and to teach skills useful in everyday driving situations. The school is held in a large parking lot, using plastic pylons, to provide a safe learning environment for these low to moderate speed maneuvers.
The day begins with a “chalk talk”, where our expert instructors explain about vehicle dynamics, the techniques students will be taught, and summarize the exercises for the day. Prior to the school, students should read the curriculum in our driving documents section, for an in-depth understanding of what the school will cover.
Students will spend time on our skid pad and figure eight course, learning about understeer, oversteer, steering with the throttle, secondary effects, “the line”, and power-slides. These basic building blocks are key to learning how to bring you car under control, when the unexpected happens.
Our braking exercises allow students to learn braking with ABS, threshold braking, braking and turning, and one and two lane emergency lane changes. These life saving accident avoidance maneuvers prepare students for numerous real-world situations.
At the end of the day, the students get to put together all the skills that they have learned, through numerous fun filled runs through our Autocross course. Students demonstrate braking while turning, inducing rotation, countering oversteer, and other techniques by navigating through this challenging course.
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The most recent Advanced Driving Safety Skills School was on Saturday, April 7, 2018.