Courses (4 hr. session)
B.R.A.K.E.S. Training Consist Of Five Hands-On Exercises:
The accident avoidance and slalom course is a two part course that forces students to make a split second reaction to negotiate a quick, evasive lane change without losing control. This part of the course is designed to simulate an animal or object jumping out in front of a car. The second part of the course is a coned slalom course where students must negotiate their vehicle around cones while focusing on weight transfer, hand positioning, and eye scanning.
The distraction course forces a driver to negotiate a tightly coned course while being distracted by the instructor. The course is designed to demonstrate just how dangerous cell phones, text messaging, music, traffic, and friends in the car can be.
The drop wheel recovery course 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 accidents are among the highest causes of injuries and deaths in the state of North Carolina.
The panic stop course 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 it’s ability to keep the wheels from locking while pulsating brake pressure.
Car Control and Recovery Exercise
We use a wet skid pad course designed to prepare students how drive in bad weather situations and not to lose grip (control). The students are taught how to properly recover from both over-steer (rear wheel) and under-steer (front wheel) skids.