TEEN TRANSFORMATION: Street Survival School makes the difference 

By Neil Carpenter, Parent Photos by Hazel de Burgh, Street Survival School Co-Chair (from July 2017 Provinz page 38) I first learned of the Street Survival School program through Michael Pohlmann, one of the course instructors. When he told me all that was included in the one-day course for the $75 cost, I knew I had Read More …

Street Survival School 2015: Circle of Excellence Honourees

Story and photos by Hazel de Burgh, Street Survival School Co-Chair (story from Provinz March 2016 page 20) The Tire Rack Street Survival (TRSS) safe-driving program had a successful 2015 with over 100 schools across North America. The national spon­sors of this program are Tire Rack, Michelin, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and BMW of North America. This Read More …

Street Survival School: A Father’s Perspective

Story by Dan Fanelli, UCR Member, photos by Hazel de Burgh, Street Survival School Co-Chair (from Provinz March 2016 page 18) The day before the Street Survival School (SSS) began on Sept 27, 2015: Daughter: Dad, I don’t want to go. Father: This will be good for you… you’ll learn a lot, be safe, and have Read More …

Street Survival: A Parent’s Perspective

Story and photos by Frank Valente, UCR Member (from Provinz November 2015 page 26)  We imprint in our minds our baby’s first smile, first words (“Da!” in my case), first time crawling, first time walking, first time riding a bike… and so on. In our family, our son Pietro’s first experience driving a car seems Read More …

TIRE RACK STREET SURVIVAL SCHOOL – Perfect conditions for learning about car control

Story & photos by Hazel de Burgh, Volunteer Coordinator & Co-Chair of the Event (from Provinz July 2015 page 18)   In the weeks leading up to our first 2015 Tire Rack Street Survival School on May 31, there were many details to check. Review the equipment list – who is bringing each item, and Read More …

Tire Rack Street Survival School – First Person Driver Part 2

Article by Andy Lin, Photos by Hazel de Burgh, UCR Member (from Provinz April 2015 page 23) Continued from the March Issue of Provinz. Originally published on Autos.ca and reprinted with permission. Lunchtime demo #1: Visibility Inside a Transport Truck Sit in the cab and get a first-hand look at what  a truck driver sees—not Read More …

Tire Rack Street Survival School – Part: First Person Driver

Article by Andy Lin, Photos by Hazel de Burgh, UCR Member (from Provinz March 2015 page 15) (Originally published on Autos.ca and reprinted with permission) I found myself standing in front of a box of Tim Hortons coffee at some ungodly hour on an early autumn Sunday morning. Purgatory: a long line of Tim Hortons Read More …