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If you’re the parent of a new or soon-to-be driver, you likely have some anxiety. These feelings are understandable, but instead of just worrying, why not take action? Peace of mind is priceless. Here’s an idea: Send your teen to the Tire Rack Street Survival Sept. 14 at the Magnavox Corporate Center, 1700 Magnavox Way in Fort Wayne.

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. There will be trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student. We’re proud to sponsor this event, along with some other local companies.

The primary emphasis of Tire Rack Street Survival is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations.  Participants use their own vehicles and receive helpful pointers on handling and controlling limits.

The intended outcome is that students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. For example, they will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seat-belts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seat-belts, too!

Cost is $75 per student. The one-day program runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For more information, and to register, visit streetsurvival.org.

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