Teen driving program set for Sept. 11

Tire Rack Street Survival, a national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel, will offer sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Qualcomm Stadium.

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.

Skills taught include emergency braking and skid control, how to control unintended oversteer and understeer, and how to avoid accidents entirely. Students are taught in their own vehicles, not specially prepared program vehicles, so that the skills they learn can be directly translated to their daily driving experiences.

Tire Rack Street Survival is open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 16 to 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found at

  1. The cost is $75 per student, and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.

SOURCE: Press Release