Rimz-n-Ribz 2011

Rimz & Ribz 2010

NASCAR Father's Day 2010

Flying Fish

TireRack Street Survival

SV Auto Show

2005 SFO International Auto Show

'05 San Jose Grand Prix

@ Blackhawk Museum

Mr. K & ZONC June '02

Teen Street Survival
Driver's School - June 19, 2010
Candlestick Park, San Francisco

A driver education program

teaching teens life-saving

car control skills that go

beyond traditional, “driver's ed”.

Street Survival Rough Cut from Steve Bellen on Vimeo.

SFR SCCA to offer the Tire Rack Street Survival teen driving school beginning 2010. - 4d-SPORT.com
Tire Rack Street Survival - it's not just about driving…it’s about saving lives!
it's not just about drivingit’s about saving lives!

Along with the freedom and excitement of receiving a driver’s license, comes the serious responsibility of being a safe and educated driver. The sobering statistics on the number of teen drivers involved in traffic incidents has prompted the Sports Car Club of America Foundation to become a partner with The Tire Rack® Street Survival program, giving young drivers, and their parents, access to the wealth of expertise SCCA members have to offer.

How big a problem are accidents and deaths from teen driving?

  • The leading cause of death among 13-19 year olds in the US is from a motor vehicle crash.

  • 62% of teenage passenger deaths in 2004 occurred in vehicles driven by another teenager.

  • Teenagers cause 2.5 million accidents per year.

  • In 2007 that resulted in over 6,000 deaths of teens.

  • Only 4% of California's drivers are between 15 and 20, but they account for 66% of traffic fatalities.

How big a problem are accidents and deaths from teen driving?
Teen Driving:  Only 4% of California's drivers are between 15 and 20, but they account for 66% of traffic fatalities.
Student/Parent Event Registration

Next Event - To Be Announced

May 19, 2010 - KGO810 interviews Heather Taylor about TRSS
June 19, 2010 Event Announcement

The Tire Rack Street Survival program is a teen driving school run by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Regions and BMW CCA with support from the BMW CCA and SCCA Foundations. Its goals are to teach students the basics of car control, to enhance their enjoyment of driving and to improve their competence as drivers. Students learn how their actions govern their own car's responses and therefore become safer, more effective drivers.

Accompanied by a trained driving instructor giving real-time feedback, students maneuver their cars through acceleration, turning and braking exercises laid out with traffic cones. They experience each exercise element several times in order to learn from their mistakes and to improve their skills. There is no stopwatch or head-to-head competition with other cars.

For $75.00 any licensed driver aged 16 to 21 can participate. Parents are encouraged to attend with their teenager.

Students use their own cars (assuming appropriate for exercises) so they learn the behaviors and limitations of the vehicles they will be driving every day.

What if I drive a SUV or truck?

Many vehicles have been designed with a specific function in mind. Here's one that works well in off-roading situations, but not in accident avoidance exercises.

SUVs, pickup trucks and other High Center of Gravity vehicles (HVGs) will need to be verified with the Registrar before being allowed to participate.  HVGs will need to meet a minimum of 3 Star Safety Rating in roll-over tests at Safer Car Safety Ratings (http://tinyurl.com/axhqha). 

HVG Vehicles meeting 3 Star or better roll-over rating may still be limited with respect to the exercises in which they are allowed to participate.

Sport utility vehicles and pickups can prove to be poor choices for first-time drivers, especially small SUVs and trucks without four-wheel drive. Early models without traction and/or stability control have statistically proven to be unfortunate choices. These vehicles tend to be light in the rear and thus have a tendency to "fishtail" during panic stops or when the road is slick. Even with four-wheel drive, pickups and SUVs are less stable, take longer to stop, and are generally more dangerous for a new driver. Most are top heavy and can tip or roll over under severe maneuvers. Less-experienced drivers may be more likely to use abrupt steering motions, that can cause rollovers. Our goal is to conduct the safest and most rewarding experience for your teen driver.

There are a number of Web sites, where you can research the safety ratings a car has received. These include the:

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and the

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and


Please note that most older SUV and trucks are not rated the way cars are rated. These vehicles are not required to meet the same crash standards as a passenger car.

Past Events
Facebook - Candlestick Park - 04/24/10

Tire Rack Teen Street Survival School by Anthony Tabacco, May 15, 2010
Event Sponsor(s)
Family owned, QuickRents sponsors our Classroom!  Easy, Affordable, Tent Rentals.  Thank you Quick Rents! - 4d-SPORT.com
Family owned, QuickRents sponsors our Classroom! Easy, Affordable, Tent Rentals. Thank you Quick Rents!
Instructor /Staff Sign-Ups
Interested Instructors e-Mail us.
You could give a teen life saving skills.
Here's a half page flyer, feel free to share.

Please join us - To help Save Young Lives.

For more information and to offer your support, please contact:

Instructor/Staff Resources
Candlestick Exercise Map - Page 1 - 4d-SPORT.com
Candlestick Exercise Map - Page 1
Candlestick Exercise Circuit Maps
Exercise Station Diagrams with Instructor Teaching Tips
In-Car Coach Guidelines
Student Companion
Split Run Group
  • 7:00 Coaches Arrive / Course Design
  • 7:30 Registration opens / Coaches Meeting
  • 8:00 – 9:00 Technical Inspection / Coaches /Student Introductions
  • 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome / Group Intro
  • 9:20 – 9:45 Threshold Brake “Wake-up Drill”
  • 9:45– 10:45 Group 1 – Classroom—Basic Skills / Group 2 – Driving Exercises
  • 10:45 – 11:00 Group Switch / Stage Cars
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Group 1 – Driving Exercises / Group 2 – Classroom—Basic Skills
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break / Demo’s / Presentations (note driving course change)
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Group 1 – Classroom II – Judgment & Awareness / Group 2 – Driving Exercises
  • 2:00 – 2:15 Group Switch / Stage Cars
  • 2:15 – 3:15 Group 1 – Driving Exercises / Group 2 – Classroom II – Judgment & Awareness
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Break / Evaluations (note: driving course change)
  • 3:30 – 3:45 Conclusion / Graduation / Thank you’s
  • 3:45—4:30 Combined Driving Exercise
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Clean –up / Tear down

Coaches Schedule
In Classroom Presentation
In Classroom Presentation
Instructor Training - Sponsor
Instructor Practice/Training (June 19, 2010)

Exercise Station 1 – Braking/Lane Change
Exercise Station 2 – Slalom Front Area (South)
Exercise Station 3 – Slalom Back Area (North)
Exercise Station 4 – Slidpads Back Area (North) 1 & 2
Exercise Station 5 – Figure 8