National Corvette Museum Driver’s Education Programs
2019 NCM Driver’s Education Programs
The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student.
The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.
It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!
Want more information? Visit www.streetsurvivial.org.
Check out the website for the course and register online here.
MEchanics – Presented by Leachman Cadillac and Autozone
MEchanics is a class that takes place at the National Corvette Museum that gives students of all ages the information they need to take proper care of their car. From checking your oil, to changing a lightbulb, to changing a tire, this class covers everything a driver needs to know about their car to keep it running strong and running safe.
MEchanics classes are limited to groups of 10-20 students so every student has an opportunity to ask questions and actively participate in the class.
Scouting groups can also earn a patch for their active participation in MEchanics.
The cost per person for MEchanics is $20, which includes museum admission.
Classes are scheduled catering to your group’s availability Monday through Friday. To schedule your MEchanics class, please contact Deb Howard at 270-777-4514, or [email protected] at least two (2) weeks in advance.
Driver Safety Awareness Day
The National Corvette Museum and Kentucky Safe Driver have teamed up to offer a unique day of driver safety experiences. The full day program, slated for Saturday, April 13 from 8:30am until 5:00pm, is made possible through an affiliation with the National Safety Council, a nonprofit, nongovernmental public service organization promoting health and safety in the US.
New drivers will receive the required four (4) hour class on driver’s awareness, taught by law enforcement officers, to earn their Graduated License Certificate. In addition, the new Kentucky State Police (KSP) mobile substance abuse education exhibit will be available for attendees to experience. Participants will be given the opportunity to sit in a tractor-trailer for an exercise designed to educate them about blind spot safety. Members of Bowling Green’s Air Evac Life Team will be on hand to discuss their advanced emergency air medical service here in our region.
Students will receive instruction from the National Corvette Museum team on basic car care and maintenance, including checking fluid levels, how to change a tire, how to jump start a vehicle and more. Parents are encouraged to participate, too, as a seminar on Awareness Driving Techniques will be offered from the Andy Pilgrim Traffic Safety Foundation.
Registered students will receive lunch and a goody bag with gifts and discounts. Cost of student registration is $75.00. Space is limited to 80 students. Registration closes Friday, April 5.
Register online here.
Traffic Safety Education Foundation
Professional road racer and Corvette Hall of Fame inductee Andy Pilgrim, a member of the NCM Motorsports Park team, has located his Traffic Safety Education Foundation to Bowling Green, KY. Andy first became interested in road safety in the mid-90’s as a give back project, initially speaking to high school students in FL. Wanting to take things further, he launched The Traffic Safety Education Foundation as an official 501(c)(3) organization in 2008.
Distracted driving is a growing epidemic in the US and the main cause for the massive increase in traffic deaths and injuries over the last 3 years. Andy has produced several educational videos to help improve things. They are aimed at new drivers, parents with children of all ages and driver education teachers. Understanding the need for younger children to know more about the dangers of distracted driving, Andy also produced a mobility curriculum for grade 4 through 8 students.
Autographed copies of Pilgrim’s educational DVDs are available for purchase through the Corvette Store, and a number of outreach programs will be offered through the Traffic Safety Education Foundation. To learn more, visit trafficsafetyeducationfoundation.org.