Tire Rack Street Survival Schools for Teen Drivers

Tire Rack Street Survival Schools for Teen Drivers


— PRINCIPAL SAYS THE INSTITUTE HAS PLENTY OF FOOD AND WATER FOR THE WEEKEND, THE HIGHWAY SHOULD REOPEN SOMETIME TOMORROW. CHRIS: IT’S THE LEADING KILLER OF AMERICAN TEENS FROM 15 TO 20-YEARS-OLD, I’M TALKING ABOUT CAR CRASHES. IN FACT, MORE THAN 5,000 TEENS DIE EACH YEAR BECAUSE OF IT, THAT’S WHY A LOCAL GROUP IS TEACHING THEM THE SKILLS SO THEY DON’T BECOME A VICTIM. YOU ARE UP FOR A REALLY GREAT TIME TODAY. YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. REPORTER: WELCOME TO THE TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL TEEN DRIVING SCHOOL. NOT ONLY ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE FUN BUT YOU ARE GONNA LEARN SOME STUFF THAT IS GOING TO SAVE YOUR LIVES. REPORTER: LIFE SAVING LESSONS FOR YOUNG DRIVERS, INCLUDING 17-YEAR-OLD NATALIE PIHULAK. A LITTLE NERVOUS, BUT I THINK I’M IN GOOD HANDS. REPORTER: SHE’S ONE OF ABOUT 40 TEENAGERS TAKING ON THE PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. IN THIS EXERCISE YOU STEP UP ON IT AND YOU GET UP TO ABOUT 50 OR SO AND THE INSTRUCTOR WILL TELL YOU WHEN TO BREAK, SHORTLY AFTER. IT TEACHES YOU HOW ABS BREAK, IT TEACHES YOU HOW TO GET OUT OF A SKID, IT TEACHES YOU SO MUCH. REPORTER: WHICH IS WHY RON PIHULAK ENROLLED HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER. I LEARNED THE DRIVING SCHOOL IS THE LARGEST NON-PROFIT DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE COUNTRY. THE MAIN GOAL, TO TEACH TEENS THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO STAY ALIVE BEHIND THE WHEEL, WHETHER THAT BE REAL WORLD DRIVING SITUATIONS OR THINGS THEY CAN AVOID, LIKE DISTRACTED DRIVING, . I DON’T THINK KIDS UNSDERSTAN THE CONSEQUENCES OF THEIR ACTIONS ITS GOOD TO SEE WHAT CAN HAPPEN. REPORTER: AT THE END OF THE DAY A FEELING OF ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR , THESE NEW DRIVERS. MOSTLY WE WANT THESE KIDS TO GOUT THERE, SHOW THESE THINGS WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND MAYBE TALK FRIENDS INTO SHOWING UP AT

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