Next Teen Car Control Clinic February 18, 2013
Our next clinic is on July 30th. Click here to sign up for this fun, exciting, life saving event!
The road can be a dangerous place, especially for new drivers. In fact, traffic accidents are the leading cause of teenage death. To address this issue, Thunderhill has teamed up with the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), and put its own version of “drivers-ed” called the NASA Teen Car Control Clinic. During this clinic, teens and new drivers are taught skills that are not normally learned during normal driving conditions such as threshold breaking or how to react to two wheels dropping off the side of the road.
While is it always our hope that these skills will never have to be exercised, we understand necessity for being prepared for the worst. With that in mind, we were recently contacted by the mother of a recent Teen Car Control Clinic graduate, and we were relieved to hear that due to the skills he learned during the clinic, he was able to respond in a calm and controlled fashion. His experience is as follows:
Thank you for hosting the event yesterday. My daughter had attended one a couple of years ago so my son was looking forward to attending himself. He had a great time and thanks to you and the many many volunteers/coaches, he learned something that he actually had to apply on the way home from the driving event. We live on a narrow back country road that is very tight with two vehicles and there is a nice ditch on both sides with horrible edges to the hard top. David had slowed down to about 35 mph because a car was coming a bit fast in the opposite direction and didn't move over as much as they should, he had to drop two tires off the side in order to avoid a collision and it was a pretty nasty lip. He handled it like a pro. He was very calm and cool, got the car back on the road and said, I'm so glad we learned that. I probably would have slammed on the brakes and jerked the wheels in fear. He said he felt like a natural and said it felt exactly the same as the track.
So thank you so much and we are so happy that we are firm believers in this program. Who knows how it would have turned out if he hadn't just learned how to do this.