TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL SCHOOLS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
Tire Rack Street Survival – It’s more than driving, it’s about living!
The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seat belts, too.
Requirements: Licensed or permitted drivers, ages 16 to 21 are allowed in the program.
Note: High profile vehicles owners (i.e SUV’s, Trucks, Vans etc…) need to review the FAQ section on these vehicles participating in the program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What will we be doing at a Tire Rack Street Survival School?
The schedule varies at each location slightly, but it’s a full day. We feed all students, parents, and volunteers lunch and have some educational demonstrations during that period as well.
How much does it cost to register for a school?
What if I don't see my city?
How Many students are allowed per school?
How do I know if there are openings available for a specific date?
Please DO NOT call asking if there spots available. Due to the phone call volume, we receive we will not be able to return your call.
What are the student age requirements for participating in a school?
What are the requirements for "permitted students"?
We would like them to have had a permit for a minimum of ½ the time required by the state holding jurisdiction over that permit, (not the state that the school is located in) i.e. if the permit must be held for 6 months before the driver can take their driving test, then the student must have had the permit a minimum of 3 months.
Please note that we must carry an event liability insurance policy like any other activity open to the public. The responsibility for the liability insurance for the individual program falls on our host organizations to obtain. If the event is hosted by a Region (Chapter) of the Porsche Club of America, they have a national requirement that all students must have a full driver’s licenses and be 16 years old. The PCA is the only one of 6 host organizations that participate in our program with this requirement.
If your student has a permit and not a full driver licenses we are sorry but they cannot participate at a PCA hosted event. You will see the name of the host on the schedule page and another notice on the 1st page of the registration.
Who are the school instructors?
Does Tire Rack Street Survival school provide vehicles?
Do students have to drive a BMW?
Are parents required to attend?
Do you have an adult program?
Can students share vehicles?
What if I drive an SUV or Truck?
These vehicles can prove to be poor choices for first-time drivers, especially small SUVs and trucks. They tend to be light in the rear end and thus have a tendency to “fishtail” during panic stops or when the road is slick. Even with four-wheel drive, pickups and SUVs are less stable, take longer to stop, and are generally more dangerous for a new driver. Most are top heavy and can tip or roll over under severe maneuvers. Less-experienced drivers may be more likely to use abrupt steering motions, that can cause rollovers.
Our goal is to conduct the safest and most rewarding experience for your teen driver.
Please look up the HCG vehicle’s safety ratings at www.Edmunds.com. Input the vehicle and year and look at the safety rating in the upper right corner of the web page. This review is for HCG vehicles only. Passenger cars do not need to be reviewed. Any vehicle with a listing of 3 stars or more out of 5 in the ROLL OVER test will be allowed to participate in our class. We are concerned about the Roll Over test on the HCG ONLY. We are not concerned about the crash test ratings. Any HCG vehicle listed as “not tested” in the Roll Over test will not be allowed to participate.
Do students wear helmets?
Will I receive a discount from auto insurance provider upon completion of a school?
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will not be issued for cancellations after Thursday or for no-shows. We have volunteers coming into town expecting to teach at the school and other students may have missed an opportunity to attend the school.