Tire Rack Street Survival School Coming Up (Sunday, September 30)
Driver Training that Saves Lives
Stats Canada reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among drivers in their first 10 years of driving. 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 is delivering two Tire Rack Street Survival Schools in 2018 with the support of volunteers from UCR. 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. This is a community service initiative, and the cost is only $75 or $95 (depending on location and date), including HST, for a full day of training, lunch and refreshments.
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?
- May 27, 2018 - Powerade Centre, Brampton ($75) - register here
- September 30, 2018 - Sheridan College, Trafalgar just north of QEW, Oakville ($95) - register here
Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.
- Learn how to avoid an accident
- One-on-one, in-car coaching
- Emergency situation recovery manoeuvres
- Skid pad and other car control exercises
- Interactive classroom sessions
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!"
Published Participant, Parent & Volunteer Perspectives
Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this short two minute video on the benefits of the program.
Here are articles from the parents of two recent students in the Greater Toronto Area:
The school is supported by volunteers and sponsors who care about our communities. In 2016, there were over 100 schools across North America. Volunteers from UCR have supported this program since 2013. Here are some articles describing the program from a volunteer’s perspective:
- “What it is and why we do it”, by Tom Arndt
- “Circle of Excellence Honourees”, by Hazel de Burgh
- “Perfect Conditions for Learning About Car Control”, by Hazel de Burgh
What to Bring for Each Participant
- A valid Ontario G2 or G Driver’s Licence, or equivalent. A G1 licence is not accepted.
- A car (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.
Registration For Participants
Online registration is now open for participants. To register please visit the following links:
- May 27th at Powerade Brampton: http://msreg.com/gtatrss201801
- Sept 30th at Sheridan Oakville: http://msreg.com/gtatrss201802
Have questions please click on Mario Marrello to send an email.
Coaches and volunteers: Thank you for your support of this life-saving program! Please contact Mario (Mario Marrello) for details on how to help.
Help Spread the Word
If you know anyone who might like to sign up as a student or a volunteer, please invite them. If you’d like to give someone the gift of a lifetime (literally!), here’s an I.O.U. Gift Certificate which says that you’ll pay for their registration when it’s time to register. For now, simply print it, fill out the details in the upper right corner, and give it as an I.O.U. To spread the word at your office, print several copies of the I.O.U. Gift Certificate for your lunchroom so your co-workers will see it. The program is open to the public. Help save lives!
Thanks to Our Local Sponsors of the Street Survial School
Image Credit: Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region