Hill Country Region Porsche Club of America and the Tejas Chapter of the BMW CCA are partnering with Austin Community College to hold a Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) program for teen drivers. The event will be held at the newly opened Public Safety Training Center which is part of ACC’s Hays county campus. Constructed and opened in September, 2018, the facility is purpose built and dedicated to providing driver training for first responders and law enforcement. The facility also supports skills training to support other important facets of these professions’ mission. The facility is being made available for the first time to the community to help teen drivers develop the car control skills necessary to enhance their ability to safely navigate unforeseen and unpredictable situations that may arise while they are driving.
TRSS is a one-day driver education course for drivers aged 16-21 developed by the BMW Car Club of America Education Foundation and adopted nationally by the Porsche Club of America. The Hill Country Region was one of the first regions to host this class once adopted by PCA in 2016, providing trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as valuable classroom experience for each student.
TRSS goes beyond antiquated high-school driver education programs, which put more focus on classroom theory and parallel parking than controlling a 2,000 lb. vehicle at speed. Using their own car, we teach students about their car’s handling limits and how to control them, going beyond today’s required driver education, giving teens the driving tools and hands-on experience they need to become safer, smarter drivers.
Check out this online report which features former HCRPCA President Rob Price talking about the Street Survival Program.