Curriculum - (3 hr. Sessions)

B.R.A.K.E.S. Training Consist Of Five Hands-On Exercises:
Crash Avoidance/Slalom Exercise

The crash avoidance and slalom curriculum is a two part curriculum that forces students to make a split second reaction to negotiate a quick, evasive lane change without losing control. This part of the curriculum is designed to simulate an animal or object jumping out in front of a car. The second part of the curriculum is a coned slalom curriculum where students must negotiate their vehicle around cones while focusing on weight transfer, hand positioning, and eye scanning.

Drop Wheel/Off Road Recovery Exercise

The drop wheel recovery curriculum teaches students how to effectively recover from a drop wheel situation by regaining control of the car and safely returning to the roadway. Drop wheel collisions are among the highest causes of injuries and deaths across the U.S..

Distraction Exercise

The distraction curriculum forces a driver to negotiate a tightly coned curriculum while being distracted by the instructor. The curriculum is designed to demonstrate just how dangerous cell phones, text messaging, music, traffic, and friends in the car can be for drivers.

Panic Stop Exercise

The panic stop curriculum is designed to teach students the proper technique to stop a vehicle in the shortest distance while maintaining control. Students experience first hand the effects of an A.B.S. (Anti-Lock Braking System) and its ability to keep the wheels from locking while pulsating brake pressure.

Car Control and Skid Recovery Exercise

We use special skid tires on a curriculum, in a controlled environment, that is designed to prepare students how to drive in bad weather. We train them for situations in which they can learn how to recognize and avoid a loss of control. The students are taught how to properly avoid and recover from both over-steer (rear wheel) and under-steer (front wheel) skids.