SCCA Presents Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School
The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Chicago Region is offering teens the opportunity to improve their driving skills through the Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School. The school will be held on Sunday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Route 66 Raceway, 3200 S. Chicago Street (Route 53), Joliet, Ill.
The Tire Rack Street Survival national driver education program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations. After a short classroom session, students get behind the wheel to learn how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course.
The class is open to licensed drivers aged 16 to 21. The SCCA Chicago Region is absorbing the cost of the program but would welcome a donation to the SCCA Foundation, which supports automotive educational and safety programs.
Car crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans aged 15 to 20. More than 5,000 teens die and an additional 196,000 are injured in car crashes each year. Simple driver errors, avoidable but common among inexperienced teen drivers, cause the majority of fatal accidents.
At the Street Survival program, students learn emergency braking and skid control, how to control unintended oversteer and understeer, and how to avoid accidents. Because students use their cars rather than specially prepared program vehicles, the skills they acquire translate directly to their daily driving experiences.
For more information and to register, visit www.streetsurvival.org.