Tirerack.com Street Survival Car Control Clinic for Teen DriversHill Country Region, Porsche Club of America in conjunction with the Tejas Chapter BMWCCA, is hosting their first Street Survival School  of 2020 on April 18th, 2020, at the Public Safety Training Center located just south of the Austin Community College’s Hays county campus in Kyle. Open to young drivers within the ages of 16-21, the school doesn’t teach students how to drive, rather it teaches young licensed drivers how to drive better and more confidently, providing them the skills they’ll need to safely navigate unexpected emergency situations out on the road.

The program is sponsored nationally by the BMWCCA Education Foundation, Michelin, and Tire Rack, and hosted locally by the Hill Country Region of the Porsche Club of America and the Tejas Chapter of the BMWCCA. This day long program provides practical, behind the wheel car control skills instruction, practice and classroom instruction, using the car they drive daily. Included in the curriculum are four exercises used to teach the fundamentals of car control; emergency lane change, slalom, emergency braking and skid pad. The classroom session teaches the basics of car dynamics, weight transfer, vision and the importance of maintaining the car and how proper maintenance affects safety.

The Public Safety Training Center is part of ACC and was just opened in September, 2018. Its mission is to provide driver training to first responders and law enforcement as well as other skills central to these professions. For the first time, the center has partnered with, and made available to, the community to provide a safe place to conduct this clinic. The Emergency Vehicle Operations Course, on which the TRSS will be held, provides a safe environment in which to learn and practice car control skills.

The in-car coaches, are drawn from a cadre of performance driving instructors that teach at BMW and Porsche driving events, but who also carry a special certification from Tire Rack that focuses on the application of these skills to this school.

If you are interested in volunteering as either a course worker or coach, please contact either Josh Butts, josh@joshbutts.com,  or Lenny Zwik. To become a coach, we ask that the candidates have participated in at least one autocross or DE and have completed the online certification which can be found at http://streetsurvival.org/schools/become-a-coach/ .

For more information about the Tire Rack Street Survival School, please visit http://streetsurvival.org/schools/frequently-asked-questions/. You can contact Lenny Zwik, lzwik@austin.rr.com, if you have any unanswered questions. Thanks in advance for your support.