The BMWCSA Club is pleased to announce Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) School in Calgary.

Tire Rack Street Survival Driving School

Two great videos:

Real world.  Hands on!

See the Calgary Herald and CBC articles:

The Tire Rack Street Survival School starts where traditional “parallel parking” driver education programs leave off.

CBC Interview:

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 those 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.

How important is it that new drivers learn Street Survival skills?   Consider these facts:

  • Stats Canada reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among drivers in their first 10 years of driving.
  • They account for over 70 percent of accidental deaths in that age group.
  • 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!

TRSS is a program developed to train newer drivers who have up to ten years of driving experience, with preference given to the 16 to 21 age group.  The event is designed to equip the next generation of drivers with real-world, behind-the-wheel skills that will help to keep them safely on the road.  The program includes instruction by experienced driving instructors, in the classroom and one-on-one with each student while they learn and practise emergency braking, accident avoidance, proactive vision, car placement, and car control on slippery surfaces.  Students will also get help with how to sit properly in their car and how to adjust mirrors for maximum visibility; they will see an actual truck blind-spot demonstration, and more.

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

The Club is organizing TRSS in Calgary as a community service initiative and we envision this training becoming an annual event – over 1000 schools have been held across Canada and the US to date.

Help Spread the Word:

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

For inquiries on the next BMWCSA Tire Rack Street Survival session, e-mail

The program is open to the public.  Help save lives!

Thanks to Our Local Sponsors of the Street Survival School 2018

  • Calgary Police Services
  • BMW CCA Foundation
  • The Tire Rack
  • Michelin Tires

Organizers: Gary Coleman, Josh Carter and Neill Taniguchi