A new take on drivers ed teaches teens how to stay alive behind the wheel

A non-profit is teaching teens real-world situations when it comes to driving.

COMSTOCK PARK, MICH. - Car accidents are the leading killer of teenagers ages 15-20 in the United States. More than 5,000 teens are involved in a fatal crash every year, and an additional 196,000 are injured.

But a non-profit called Tire Rack Street Survival has set out to teach teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. This program is different from a traditional drivers education class because it trains young drivers how to handle real-world experiences when driving.

Some skills taught through the program include: emergency braking, skid control, how to control proper braking and how to avoid accidents. 

About 13 students from around Michigan gathered at Fifth Third Ballpark for a day filled with drivers training. 

The program is open to drivers ages 16-21, and it costs $75 per student. You can find out more about Tire Rack Street Survival here

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