Teen Driving Skills Offered Tomorrow
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Teen driving skills offered tomorrow
Tire Rack Street Survival is a national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel.
The program is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Adesa Auto Auction, 43375 Old Ox Road, Dulles.
The program strives to improve driver competence through hands-on experience in real-world driving situations. The cost is $60 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.
During the day, students will try emergency braking and skid control, over-steer and under-steer maneuvers.
Students can spend time in the truck driver's seat of an 18-wheeler to experience the size of the blind spots that other drivers are in.
Unlike other advanced driving schools, students can use their own vehicles so the skills they learn can be directly translated to their own daily driving experiences.
Tire Rack Street Survival is open to permitted and licensed drivers ages 16 to 21.
Registration forms, schedules and more information can be found online at www.streetsurvival.org.
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