Teens put pedal to the medal and test their driving skills at “Tire Rack Street Survival”

Teens put pedal to the medal and test their driving skills at “Tire Rack Street Survival”


DRIVING SKILLS TODAY AT THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER. “TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL” GIVES YOUNG DRIVERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST SITUATION. AFTER A TWO-AND- A-HALF HOUR TRAINING SESSION IN THE CLASSROOM, STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO APPLY WHAT THEY LEARNED ON THE ROAD. ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR INSTRUCTORS, STUDENTS LEARNED ABOUT THEIR CARS — HOW TO MANEUVER IN WET CONDITIONS, WITH TWO WHEELS OFF THE ROAD, AND HOW TO BRAKE FAST. VERBATIM RICHARD TAYLOR, INSTRUCTOR: “THE FIRST TIME YOU FEEL A CAR UNDER THOSE G-LOADS THEN, YOU MAY NOT BE USED TO IT. WELL THEY GET TO EXPERIENCE IT HERE AND SO, THEY DEVELOP THE MUSCLE MEMORY AND THE TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO DO IT ON THE ROAD.” TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL REPORTS CAR CRASHES ARE THE LEADING KILLER AMONG TEENS 15 TO 20.

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