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Teens: Learn Driver Survival Skills In Mahwah

The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations.
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations. Photo Credit: Tire Rack Street Survival Facebook
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations.
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations. Photo Credit: Tire Rack Street Survival Facebook
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations.
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations. Photo Credit: Tire Rack Street Survival Facebook
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations.
The Street Survival workshop, coming to Mahwah on Sunday, helps teach teen drivers about reacting to unpredictable situations. Photo Credit: Tire Rack Street Survival Facebook
Parents discuss the Street Survival program.
Parents discuss the Street Survival program. Video Credit: Tire Rack YouTube

MAHWAH, N.J. -- Local teens can get a hands-on lesson about the perils of driving and how to navigate them more safely on Sunday, June 26, with the Tire Rack Street Survival workshop, run in conjunction with the New Jersey Chapter of BMW Car Club of America.

"When your teen driver attends a Street Survival school, we teach them to control your car in unpredictable situations based on its handling limits," organizers note. "They learn how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly."

The full day is a mixture of classroom and in-car exercises. Students will work on skid control, accident avoidance maneuvers and more, as well as learn about seat and mirror placement, situational awareness, and distracted driving.

The cost is $75 and includes lunch. Parents are encouraged to attend with their kids -- but are not required to -- and they don't have to also pay the fee, since they are attending as spectators. Participants do need to bring the cars they do or will regularly drive, however, so they can experience how their own car will react.

And no, that car doesn't need to be a BMW.

Register here. The workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Campgaw Mountain ski area, 200 Campgaw Rd., in Mahwah.

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