Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving Schools will be coming to Boardman Park for a one-day driving class on Sunday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Car crashes are the leading killer of Americans ages 15 to 20, with more than 5,000 teens involved in a fatal crash each year and an additional 196,000 injured.
Simple driving errors - avoidable but common among inexperienced teens - cause the majority of fatal accidents, law enforcement officials say.
Tire Rack Street Survival is a national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Traditional driver's education programs are based on classroom theory and simple maneuvers, the Tire Rack Street Survival program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations.
On April 27 in Boardman, students will receive a short classroom session and then will learn, hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course.
Students learn emergency braking and skid control, how to control proper braking, and how to avoid accidents.
Students are taught in their own cars, not specially prepared program vehicles, so the skills they learn can be directly translated to their daily driving experiences.
The school shows teens how to control a vehicle, rather than just operate one.
Tire Rack Street Survival is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 to 21.
Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at www.streetsur-vival.org.
The cost is $75 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.