Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Defensive Driving Class!

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:    SUNDAY MARCH 24, 2013
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.

On Sunday, March 24th 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.org.

Region contact:  Jim Weidenbaum, Oregon Region SCCA, Street Survival Chair 210.241.5529 streetsurvivalpdx@hotmail.com