Car enthusiasts are steeped in all manner of specs, facts and data– but does it make us better drivers? While most of us would like to think we’re handier behind the wheel than most, a quick look at this, this, and this reminds us that knowledge or passion does not beget skill.
That’s where the Tire Rack Street Survival day at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park comes in.
While reserved for youth aged 15-21 with a valid drivers license, the all-day, hands-on course looks to teach teens about proper vehicle control and the techniques needed to drive in the real world.
A mixture of classroom and in-car exercises, the youth driving school event sees students spending two hours in three separate classroom sessions before hopping into a car with a coach for the rest of the day.
And it’s not just basics, either. Attendees will learn skid control on a wet skid pad; weave through lane changing exercises; test threshold braking and even steer through a slalom course to experience weight transfer.
It might be a single day event, but the skills learned should help prepare young drivers for the road ahead– heck, it could even help them stay on track.
Looking to get your teen prepared? Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 10 from 8:30am-4:30pm and scoot over to the Street Survival sign up page for the full spiel.