MSR Houston’s Driving Program is committed to maximizing drivers’ skills to maximize their safety, bringing their skill level up to that of the car so they can be in safe in all situations they may encounter.
Our Teen Driving Safety School is an experience beyond driver's education that gives novice and beginning drivers the opportunity to experience extreme situations in a controlled environment.
Did you know?
> Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens.
> 16-year-olds are three-times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than any other drivers.
> Speed related accidents are four-times more likely for teens than any other age group.
> Teens participating in continued driver education programs are 60 percent less likely to be involved in an accident and 40 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal accident.
The primary emphasis of this school is a "hands-on" driving experience that can teach students many aspects of how to control a car safely in real-world situations. This is not a course to learn how to drive at high speeds. Car control, accident avoidance, and spatial awareness are the primary objectives.
Qualified, licensed instructors are monitoring and riding with the student throughout the entire day. The class sizes are small (6 to 12) to keep the student to instructor ratio low, allowing for an abundance of one-on-one training. In this class, mistakes are learning experiences that are built on and corrected. In this course, students are also taught the dynamics of the physical limitations of their vehicles, as well as their own personal limits.
Comprehensive Safe Driving Modules Taught
> Seating Position
> Hand Placement
> Mirror Placement
> Proper Vision and Awareness
> Students are taught the limits of vehicular physics
> Students experience their own limitations in a safe low speed and controlled environment
Skid Avoidance & Recovery
> Skid pad is wet down to allow students to safely learn at low speeds and experience low traction situations
> Students are taught and experience skid recognition, and how to correctly respond to skids
> Students learn to safely maximize emergency braking with ABS brakes
Evasive Lane Change Maneuver
> Accident avoidance technique where students learn to maximize turning potential with aggressive steering inputs
The cost for the school is $395, which includes lunch for the students.