Did you know the steering wheel of a car is more of a suggestion box? Your feet actually control whether or not the car will respond to a turn.
At this class, teens and their parents will spend time in the classroom learning:
The physics and geometry of driving
How to eliminate distractions
How what you learn during the class relates to the real world
How to avoid a crash before it ever happens
After the classroom portion, teens will drive their car on a specially designed road course while a trained professional rides with them and coaches them from the passenger seat. Teens will experience and feel the response of their car when driving during the following situations:
Emergency and wet braking
Bringing a car out of skid
Recovering when a tire goes off the road
Shifting lanes — accident avoidance — emergency lane changes
Side-to-side weight transfer
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