The SCCA Foundation provides financial and operational support for the TireRack Street Survival program. The TireRack Street Survival school is a safe teen driving program designed to go beyond today’s required driver education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers.
According to the CDC, in 2015 some 2,333 teens between 16 – 19 were killed and 235,845 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That’s six teens dying every day from motor vehicle accidents. A leading risk factor is that as a result of inexperience behind the wheel, teens are more likely than older drivers to underestimate dangerous situations and to make critical decisions errors that lead to serious crashes. We are working to provide critical behind-the-wheel experiences and training to help today’s teen drivers avoid becoming part of these statistics.
The SCCA Foundation works with local SCCA Regions to provide trained in-car driving instructors as well as valuable classroom experience for each teen driver. The Foundation provides the instructional workbooks, instructor and volunteer shirts, and other materials needed to host a successful program. We also provide financial support as needed toward site rental or other expenses.
The Foundation also funds the SCCA National Coordinator for TireRack Street Survival. The TRSS Coordinator actively recruits SCCA Regions to host new schools, supports the steps needed to open registration and market the events, and provides other logistical support to ensure each school is a success for the hosting SCCA Region and the teen drivers. Our thanks to Scott Dobler II for serving in this capacity.
For more information about this program, please contact Scott at StreetSurvival@scca.com.