PORTLAND, Ore. -- If you have a teen at home, you know it can be a little stressful when they first learn to drive. Now, a national driving program is aimed at making the learning process easier on everyone.

The Tire Rack Street Survival School set up at the Portland International Raceway Sunday, to help kids learn how to handle unpredictable situations on the road.

There were lots of screeching tires and hard stops, but that was the point. The teen drivers learn first hand how to avoid emergencies in their own vehicles.

“When you're faced with a skidding car on a rainy night, that's not the first time you should have an understanding of what you should do,” said driving instructor Jim Weidenbaum.

For anyone who’s interested, the Street Survival School will return to Portland in October. The cost of the all-day class is $75.

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