Tire Rack Street Survival School

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Driver Training that Saves Lives!

Stats Canada reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among 15-25 year olds; 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, the Trillium Chapter of the BMW Club of Canada delivers two Tire Rack Street Survival Schools in the GTA with the support of the Upper Canada Region of the PCA.  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?

Features:
• 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.

2015 Schedule:
• Sun, May 31, 2015   Seneca College (Finch/404)
• Sun, Sept 27, 2015   Powerade Centre (Brampton)

Cost: 
• $75, includes lunch and refreshments

Requirements: 
• 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.

Registration: 
• Click on one of these links to register for the May 31st or Sept 27th Street Survival Schools. 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!

Coaches/Volunteers: 
• To get involved as an in-car coach or volunteer, please email Mario Marrello. Thanks for your support of this program!