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Those with teen drivers- BMW driving school in Thermal, CA highly recommended

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by eye.surgeon, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon Member

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    My 16 yr old son and I just completed a 1 day driving skills course at the newly opened BMW performance driving school in Thermal, CA, just outside of Palm Springs. I highly recommend it for your teen drivers, it teaches them invaluable driving skills that go far beyond drivers ed. It's also a heck of a lot of fun for adults, we had a great time. He learned more about safe driving in 1 day than in the last year of driving, and also had a great time hooning M235i's around the race tracks there. There's been one in South Carolina for 15 years, so it's nice now to have a west coast option.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll be needing it in about 7 years :)
     
  3. Jaff

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    Won't you car be autonomously driven by then? :wink:


     
  4. Kandiru

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    Mine will learn the hard way unless they start in an EV, little room for anything
    else but milking the ICE in a 90hp third hand Jetta:)

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  5. caddieo

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    I can relate to this and highly recommend similar exposure for all drivers - even the "experienced" ones. As a BMW owner and club member in the last quarter of the last century, I spent a few summers participating in the local club's performance-honing events at a local track. At the appropriate time, I taught my son how to drive stick and he, too, started participating in the summer events. And in the 90's now being additionally an Audi owner and club member, I did the same with the local Audi club and shared the opportunities with my wife and daughter, albeit using automatic transmission. Which is why I never blink whenever one of them drives the MS.
     
  6. ualdriver

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    What kind of safety training do they do and how much does it cost?
     
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