P3PPY
P3PPY GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/18/20 8:17 a.m.

My nephew is 16 and just starting driving. He's mostly in a '94 Accord. He's a very cautious kid with a very nervous mom so anything considered racing is going to be a non-starter. Are there any driver's ed programs or training events happening within the next six months - beyond the typical drivers ed-- I'm thinking like defensive driving or things to get to know your car better. I'm not around the area anymore so I can't really be of assistance at all. Also, she wouldn't ever let him ride in my Z4 because it's "too sporty" -- even (or especially) with his dad driving.

Oddly specific, I know, but I *want* him to like driving and maybe take it up as a hobby, apparently

FooBag (Forum Supporter)
FooBag (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/18/20 8:27 a.m.

I know the Kansas City Region SCCA host Street Survival schools, but I suspect they're all on hold with Covid.  Here's a link to their program if you want to reach out and see if they have anything planned.  https://www.kcrscca.org/tire-rack-street-survival-school/

Olemiss540
Olemiss540 Reader
11/18/20 1:30 p.m.

I believe the Kansas City BMWCCA chapter also held street survival schools.

Consider also taking him to an autocross event. Since they are typically slow and boring it should not raise to many red flags with momma :-)

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT Dork
11/18/20 9:19 p.m.

Check DrivingsSkillsForLife.com to see if Ford is coming to the area.  The school is free!

P3PPY
P3PPY GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/19/20 9:41 p.m.

Thanks, all!

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
11/20/20 5:57 a.m.

By far the best teen driving school out there. I volunteered with them for a few years.

PutOnTheBrakes.org

 

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