Advanced Driving

What is a Advanced Driving Skill School ?

The Advanced Driving Skills School is designed to help you improve your driving skills and to learn about vehicle dynamics. The school’s dual purpose is to prepare students for our High Performance Driving School and to teach skills useful in everyday driving situations. The school is held in a large parking lot, using plastic pylons/cones, to provide a safe learning environment for these low to moderate speed maneuvers. The skid pad area is operated under a sprinkler system to practice the exercises at low speed and also to reduce tire wear.

REQUIREMENTS

To satisfy IRS rules we require that all applicants be current BMW CCA members. You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience.

If you are not a member you can apply at the link below and then return to this page and enter your new membership number. The BMW CCA website will provide your membership number immediately with your enrollment.

Here is the Link —–>   https://myaccount.bmwcca.org/PortalTools/NewUser/EmailCheck.cfm

You need to be 18+ with a current driving license. Bring a car to drive but you will NOT need a helmet. Lunch will be provided, usually in the form of pizza so if you have any special dietary needs please bring your lunch with you.

 

THEORY

The day begins with a “chalk talk”, where our expert instructors explain about vehicle dynamics, the techniques students will be taught, and summarize the exercises for the day. Prior to the school, students should read the curriculum (courtesy of our friends in the White Mountain Chapter), for an in-depth understanding of what the school will cover.

BRAKING

The braking exercises allow students to learn braking with ABS, threshold braking, braking and turning, and both single and double emergency lane changes. These life saving accident avoidance maneuvers prepare students for numerous real-world situations.

SKID PAD

The practical exercises include spending part of the day on our skid pad and figure eight courses, learning about: understeer, oversteer, steering with the throttle, secondary effects, “the line”, and power-slides. These basic building blocks are key to learning how to bring your car under control, when the unexpected happens.

COMBINED EXERCISE

At the end of the day the students get to put together all the skills that they have learned through numerous fun-filled runs through our Combined Exercise course. Students demonstrate braking while turning, inducing rotation, countering understeer and oversteer, and other techniques by navigating through this challenging course.

Wonder what you’re missing? Check out pictures from past events

Teen Drivers

This Advanced Driving Skills School is open to teen drivers aged 18+ with a current license. It is also available for licensed or permitted Teen drivers, aged 16 -21 through the Street Survival program (www.streetsurvival.org).