"We are constantly amazed at the progress shown by novices as well as experienced drivers over the course of one day. With the hands-on experience our school provides, they can feel the dynamics of their own car at maximum traction levels." – TSDS

Training Program

TSDS Slalom Exercise

Our day-long training program includes hands-on defensive driving exercises that are performed repetitively for the purpose of building muscle memory. With each repetition, students will be taught to use their senses to enhance the ability to become a better and safer driver. At the end of the day, they can take parents or guardians for a ride through the course to show their accomplishments.


With this exercise, students will become familiar with the dynamics of their vehicle and learn eye to hand and foot coordination. A slalom is basically doing a lane change, which a very high percentage of crashes can be avoided by doing a lane change but can cause a crash if the driver is not smooth with their input which can create an oversteer or understeer (over correct) result. This is also where the student learns to be smooth with all inputs, steering, braking and acceleration. When unintentionally driving off of the road with two or four wheels, being smooth with steering back onto the road with no throttle or braking until all four wheels are back on the paved road will prevent going out of control.


Seating, Mirror Adjustments and wearing seatbelts properly

Learn the proper seating position for the most efficient reach for the steering wheel and throttle/brake peddles. Learn how to adjust the side mirrors to eliminate blind spots, show how to properly wear seat belts to compliment the entire safety restraint system.

Learn the proper hand position for the most efficient way to steer and to prevent harm from the deployment of the airbag.

Learn to keep eyes up looking far ahead of your vehicle to take in valuable information so these crash avoidance maneuvers may never be needed! Also learn that where your eyes go, your hands will follow (by steering in that direction)


Threshold Braking

For vehicles that do not have Antilock Braking System (ABS) or have the system but it's not working. Learn how to slow down or stop suddenly in the shortest distance possible without Anti-lock Braking System, applying brake pressure up to the point that the tires lock up, then backing off of the brake peddle to allow the tires to roll again, but finding the amount of pressure, just before a skid or lock up happens.


ABS Braking

The Anti-Lock Braking System allows the driver to apply maximum brake pressure without locking up the wheels and is a very effective way to stop the vehicle without pumping the brakes or lifting off of the brake pedal, at all. ABS also allows the driver to stay on the brake pedal and steer into a safe zone without lifting off of the brake pedal.

Brake & Steer

To prepare for when you do not have enough distance to stop and must change lanes or find an opening to avoid an object, learn how to brake and steer away to avoid a crash.

Crash Avoidance

To prepare for when you do not have enough distance to brake, or it's not a good idea to brake to avoid an object, learn how to keep looking ahead and make a split-second decision on which way to steer to avoid an incident with no brakes until the vehicle is out of harms way.

Registration Fee

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to offer this class at the low price of $175 per student. (For-profit companies charge as much as $800+ for similar classes.) Donations are welcomed and very much appreciated to help keep our program affordable. Please call us at (928) 254-5400 for more information.

TSDS Newsflash

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities. Statistics site as many as 4,000 to 6,000 teens die every year (depending on the source) as a result of car crashes. That would be approximately 16 deaths every day!


Save Lives

TSDS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please donate and help save lives one teen at a time.

Next Class

For future dates, times, and locations, please call us at (928) 254-5400.

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