According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 64.6% of teen accidents are caused by driver error. The Street Survival%trade; program’s mission is to educate teens on how to avoid accidents before they happen, by thinking and looking ahead.
The Street Survival™ school goes beyond your high school Driver’s Education course. It is a one day, “hands-on” driving experience that teaches teens who already hold a driver’s license about their car’s handling limits and how to control them. We use real-world situations, practiced in a safe, closed course, with in car coaches, so that teens can learn techniques that can save their life!
Here’s a brief video describing the program:
This is not a class for learning how to drive fast, but instead is focused on safety and car control. The goal is to teach already licensed drivers the skills needed in emergency situations. Each car reacts differently, which is why students use their own car, so that they get the most benefit from the exercises.
The school uses several braking exercises, including ABS braking, threshold braking, braking on a curve, and single and double lane emergency lane changes. These life saving accident avoidance maneuvers prepare students for many real-world situations.
Our skid pad exercises teach students about understeer, oversteer, steering with the throttle, and handling secondary effects from oversteer. The figure eight exercise gives the student the opportunity to put together the skills learned on the skid pad, with the added benefit of weight transfer.
The BMW CCA Foundation is a is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of safety and the preservation of history. This year they have teamed up with BMW North America, and Tire Rack to provide this program at a great price throughout the U.S.
For more information on the program, look at our Frequently Asked Questions or visit the Street Survival™ web site. If you have questions about the Street Survivor™ schools offered by the White Mountain Chapter, you can contact us:
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The most recent Street Survival School was on Saturday, July 29, 2017.