Tire Rack Street Survival School

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Driver Training that Saves Lives!


Statistics Canada reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among drivers in their first 10 years of driving; more than drugs and violent crimes combined. They account for over 70 percent of accidental deaths in that age group. 

In an effort to reduce this risk and save lives, BMW Trillium and PCA UCR are delivering two Tire Rack Street Survival Schools in 2016. The first is on May 29, the second date will be in the fall and is not scheduled yet.  This program is designed for relatively new drivers, within their first 10 years of driving, IN ANY CAR.  There is no need to be a member of either the BMW Club or UCR to participate.

The Tire Rack Street Survival School goes beyond traditional driver education programs; the primary emphasis of the program is a “hands-on” driving experience with in-car skills-development in a closely supervised environment. Participants perform a series of exercises designed to teach the handling limits of their cars and make them safer drivers. Where else would students learn these skills and have the opportunity to practice them, before needing to use these skills in an emergency?

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

Here’s a printer friendly poster describing this program.  Feel free to share this with your family and friends or post it where your co-workers will see it!


• One-on-one, in-car coaching
• Emergency situation recovery and avoidance manoeuvres
• Skid pad and other car control exercises
• Learn how to avoid an accident
• Safety demonstrations by professional emergency services personnel
• Lots of learning and lots of fun in a friendly and supportive environment!

The school is supported by volunteers and sponsors who care about our communities.

2016 Schedule:
• Sun, May 29, 2016   Seneca College (Finch/404)

• $75, includes lunch and refreshments

• A valid Ontario G2 or G Driver’s Licence, or equivalent, for each participant. A G1 licence is NOT accepted.  For non-Ontario license holders you must have an equivalent valid G2 or G license to participate.
• A car for each participant (alternatively, one car can be shared between 2 participants) – cars are NOT provided.  Participants are encouraged to use the car they normally drive so they learn how their car would perform in an emergency.


• Click on one of these links to register for the May 29th Street Survival School. For more information, please email Isi or Mario Marrello.  A parent may register their son or daughter but whoever is actually taking the course MUST HOLD A G2 or G.
• Check out comments and photos from past events on our Facebook page!


• To get involved as an in-car coach or volunteer, please click here to register.  If you have any questions, please email Mario Marrello. Thanks for your support of this program!

Recent Participant Comments:
• Such a fantastic day - it will make me a better driver for sure.
• Excellent experience - a must do for all drivers.
• I enjoyed myself, and learned a lot.
• The in-car real life simulations were eye-opening and enlightening.
• Loved it! Tons of fun! Great safe environment to figure out car limits.
• Lots of learning and lots of fun in a friendly and supportive environment!