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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Michiana Volunteers for Youth Street Survival Training at Tire Rack

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It’s more than driving – it’s about living!  We need your help for this event.  You will receive training before the students arrive and only be asked to perform tasks within your comfort level.

  The primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! Students use their own car to teach them about its handling limits and how they can control it.

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 seat-belts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seat-belts, too!

Last year, over 5,000 teenagers died in motor vehicle crashes, the leading killer of American youths aged 16 to 19, accounting for more than 40 percent of fatalities in that age bracket. To reduce this number, Tire Rack Street Survival has developed a non-profit, national driver education program aimed at teaching teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel.

The goals of the Tire Rack Street Survival program are to teach students some of the basics of car control, to enhance their enjoyment of driving and to improve their competence as drivers. We want the students to understand how their actions govern a car’s responses, and as a result to become safer, more effective drivers on the road.

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