For Parents

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is designed to equip your child with valuable driving skills that will help keep them safe on the road. You are encouraged to spend the day with your student. You will be able to attend the classroom portion while instructors are teaching the students.  The instructors will be available throughout the day to answer questions you might have about the course events your son or daughter are going through.

If you decide to spend the day with us, please dress accordingly and come prepared for a day outside. There may or may not be an indoor classroom depending on the school venue. Please have your child check with the local registrar ahead of time so you both know what to expect. You may also want to bring a chair to stay comfortable while watching the activities, or possibly even have a good book in case you need a break from watching the activities.

Many schools need extra volunteers. If you are interested in being even more involved in your child’s Street Survival experience, we encourage you to let the local school registrar know when registering.

Do parents have to attend?

We cannot require that you come to the class, but we strongly suggest that you do. Join the classroom sessions to familiarize yourself with the material your child is learning. And who knows, even though you’ve been driving for many years, there just may be a few things that are new to you as well.

We also feel that the importance of driving education and seriousness of this issue is reinforced when your new driver sees you taking an active interest in what they are doing.

What kind of waiver or consent is needed?

If your driver is attending the school as a minor, they must have the written consent of all parents/guardians. The one exception is a parent with sole custody of a minor child. All parents or guardians must be present on the day of the event to sign a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability form in front of the school officials or have the waiver notarized prior to the event if unable to be present. The form can be downloaded from the registration screen.

Think of it this way. The waiver must be notarized prior to the event if a minor attending the event cannot have all parents/guardian(s) present to sign the release waiver at the event in front of school officials.

“Great program! My daughter Erin loved it. She talked all the way home about the program, and I noticed her already using the skills she learned. Thanks again on a great program! My son will be ready in another year.”

Frank F.