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The mission of the BMW CCA Foundation is identify the unfulfilled needs of driver education programs and to then develop, implement and /or fund breakthrough solutions that have a lasting impact on the driving community through our Street Survival program; as well as to maintain an historical archive/museum of all things including, but not limited to, BMW that is a significant repository of information available to the public.
"Street Survival" Teen Driver Education
Street Survival program is a national, locally run teen driving program that develops teens’ respect for motor vehicles and imbues them with the understanding of how important vehicle control is to keeping themselves, and others, alive for a lifetime. Street Survival and programs like it go beyond diluted high-school driver education programs, that put more focus on classroom theory and parallel parking than controlling a two-ton vehicle at speed. Instructors teach young drivers real-world vehicle control techniques in a controlled environment.
Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable driving instructor giving immediate feedback, Street Survival students maneuver their cars through acceleration, turning and braking exercises laid out with orange traffic cones in a closed parking lot. They experience each exercise element several times in order to learn from their mistakes and to improve their skills and raise their awareness levels. Speeds on course vary from 25 to 40 MPH and there is no stopwatch or head-to-head competition with other cars. Any licensed driver aged 16 - 21 can participate. Permitted drivers 16 or older may participate if they meet state legal requirements and have held their permit at least half the period required by the state. Parents are encouraged to attend with their teenager.
- Street Survival goes beyond antiquated high-school driver education programs, which put more focus on classroom theory and parallel parking rather than controlling a two-ton vehicle at speed.
- Experienced instructors teach young drivers real-world vehicle control techniques in a controlled environment.
- Street Survival students learn safe driving techniques on the vehicles they’ll be driving every day. Skills learned in specially-equipped or fancy new school cars do not often translate to their own cars.
- A one-day Street Survival class costs just $75, significantly less than many other teen driving schools.
- Street Survival classes are held locally and conducted by members of the community to ensure the greatest accessibility.
- Wynne Smith
- 864 329-1919
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