The recent shooting at Virginia Tech was horrible, and it should never happen again. But every week more than three times the number of young victims who perished there are killed in car crashes — more than 5,000 a year.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading killer of American youths aged 16 to 19 and one that accounts for more than 40 percent of fatalities in that age bracket. To reduce that number in this region, the Tire Rack Street Survival [R] program is coming to Tennessee.
Tire Rack Street Survival[R] is a national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Unlike traditional novice driver education programs based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival[R] program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations.
Teenagers learn from knowledgeable driving instructors how their actions govern a car's responses, what the limits of their vehicles are, and how to avoid accidents entirely. Unlike other advanced driving schools, students use their own vehicles so that the skills they learn can be directly translated to their own daily driving experiences.
Tire Rack Street Survival and is open to permitted and licensed drivers ages 16 ? 21. Registration forms can be found online at www.streetsurvival.org.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.