Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS)

The BMW Club of Southern Alberta is pleased to announce our fifth

Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) School in Calgary on Saturday June 8, 2024!

For questions contact Glen Cook at gcook@bmwcsa.ca

Real world. Hands on!

The Tire Rack Street Survival School starts where traditional driver education programs leave off.

Rather than studying driver’s manual theory, the primary emphasis of the program is a “hands on” driving experience with in-car skills development in a very safe, purpose-built, closely supervised training environment.

When your teen driver (or one with less than 10 years of driving experience) attends a Street Survival school, they learn to control their own car in dynamic exercises that can’t be learned from books or games. They experience the physics of motion in exactly the types of situation that can cause a loss of control! They learn how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly. They become more aware of their own limits and learn to begin anticipating the actions of other drivers.

The program includes:

  • Instruction by experienced driving instructors
  • Learning and practising emergency braking, accident avoidance, proactive vision, car placement, and car control on slippery surfaces.
  • Participating in 18-wheeler truck blind-spot demonstration and viewing an airbag release.
  • Learning proper seat, hand and mirror positioning for maximum visibility and control.

Students bring the vehicle that they normally use and, as a result, learn and understand the response characteristics of their individual car.

BMW ownership or BMWCSA membership is NOT required.

Parents are encouraged (but not required) to spend the day with their student.


How important is it that new drivers learn Street Survival skills?

  • Stats Canada reports vehicle accidents account for over 70 percent of accidental deaths among drivers in their first 10 years of driving.
  • A 16-year-old is 20 percent more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult.
  • Nearly 50 percent of teen-driver fatality accidents involve a single vehicle!

CBC News: Street Survival auto school brings dangers of distracted driving to forefront for young Calgarians

Frequently Asked Questions: : http://streetsurvival.org/schools/frequently-asked-questions/

TRSS School: Calgary Police Service Training Grounds.
(Directions to the location will be sent to all registered participants.)

Registration: 

Registration for Students, Volunteers and Coaches is on MotorSportReg.com
If you need to setup a FREE MotorSportReg Account, go to: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/login.form

Cost:  $125 for a full day of training, lunch and refreshments. There will be gift packs raffled to students. Subject to updates.

What to Bring for Each Participant:

  • A valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s Licence, or equivalent.
    • A Class 7 (Learner) licence is acceptable with a minimum of 25 hours road experience.
  • A car (alternatively, one car can be shared between 2 participants). Cars are NOT provided. Sport Utility and Crossover Utility Vehicles are permitted provided they have functioning stability control. Participants are encouraged to use the car they normally drive to learn how the car would perform in an emergency.
  • Signed waiver. Registration kit includes waivers for those over and those under 18. Participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by parent(s) or legal guardian(s).

Help Spread the Word:

If you know anyone who might like to sign up as a student or a volunteer, please invite them.
Registration will be available soon. 

Thanks to our Local Sponsors of Street Survival: 

  • Calgary Police and Fire Services, Whissell Enterprises, BMWCSA Donors, CCA Truck Driving Training, Continental Tire Canada Ltd, and Liqui-Moly Canada

How important is it that new drivers learn Street Survival skills?

  • Stats Canada reports vehicle accidents account for over 70 percent of accidental deaths among drivers in their first 10 years of driving.
  • A 16-year-old is 20 percent more likely to be killed in a crash than an adult.
  • Nearly 50 percent of teen-driver fatality accidents involve a single vehicle!

The Calgary Police Service was pleased to lend BMWCSA the use of our training track to host their fourth annual Street Survival Course focused on teaching safe driving skills to new motorists. We appreciate and support the efforts of BMWCSA, as they aim to promote and instruct new drivers on ways to keep themselves and other road users safe.

Traffic safety hinges on the decisions drivers make behind the wheel, and through this course drivers learn to operate vehicles safely and how their actions can have a direct impact on road safety.

As always, the Calgary Police Service wants to remind drivers not to speed or drive while distracted or impaired; doing so can have catastrophic consequences for themselves, other motorists, pedestrians and road users.

Scan the QR code to watch a series of videos focused on safe driving tips for new motorists.