Dr. Chapman has been involved with this program for about 5 years now. It is a great way to teach young drivers how to avoid accidents and become better drivers. It is a lot of fun with both classroom and behind the wheel instruction.TEEN DEFENSIVE DRIVING PROGRAM RETURNS TO PORTLAND!
WHAT: TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL® TEEN DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS
WHERE: PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
WHEN: MARCH 2018, DATE TBD
WHY: IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT DRIVING … IT’S ABOUT LIVING
Last year, over 5,000 American teenagers died in motor vehicle crashes, the leading killer of American aged 16 to 19, accounting for 40% of fatalities in that age bracket. To reduce this number, Tire Rack Street Survival® developed a national driver education program aimed at teaching teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel.
Twice a year at Portland International Raceway, the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Oregon Region will host a Tire Rack Street Survival® driving school. During this one-day class, students gain valuable new skills to improve their driving techniques on the road. Students drive their own cars through real-world emergency driving exercises, with an instructor in the next seat to provide immediate feedback.
DOES YOUR YOUNG DRIVER KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO A SKID?
The Street Survival program provides students with valuable skills to improve their capabilities to respond to a driving emergency. This class is 100% focused on teaching young drivers car control techniques for safer street driving. Note: cars will not be driven on PIR’s race track. Parents are welcome to observe the drills and listen to the classroom instructor.
LEARN LIFE SAVING DEFENSIVE DRIVING SKILLS FOR $75
Due to the generous sponsorship of the Tire Rack, the SCCA Foundation, the BMW Club of America Foundation, and Michelin Tires – along with local Oregon and Washington racing community volunteers – the total out of pocket cost per student is only $75!
Licensed drivers age 16 – 25 are eligible to participate. Students must supply their own vehicle in safe, running condition, along with proof of insurance, and a valid driver’s license. 15 ½ year old students with valid learning permits and a minimum of 6 months driving experience are also eligible to participate. Note: due to insurance regulations, SUV’s, vans, and trucks participating in this program must be equipped with electronic stability control or have NHTSA 3 Star or better rollover rating.
Street Survival events have been successfully hosted in Oregon since 2008. For more information and to sign up, please visit http://streetsurvival.