It all started when SURVIVOR DRIVERS founder Rick Seaman opened
Picture Driving Clinic in 1997. Rick says, "Having been a
stunt driver since 1967, I had trained and mentored
dozens of up
and coming young drivers until I finally thought about creating
training facility where
stunt drivers could learn and hone their skills in
a controlled environment."
Then, after a few years at "The Stunt Clinic", Rick began to
reaching out to young drivers. "It was always obvious to me",
"that as stunt drivers, we have developed very keen senses and
conditioning. And because of that, we seem to do much better
average driver when things get crazy on the roads and highways.
panic, and we respond by controlling the car the right way, by
right things, many of which don't come naturally to the average
So, realizing that, I thought it would be a great idea to bring
skills to our younger drivers. You know, teach them while they are
young and willing to learn. And even more important, if our classes can
prevent just one life from being destroyed on the highway, then it's all
worth it to me."
"I came to the class when I was 17. I had no clue what I was
doing in a
car. I was a bad accident looking for a place to happen. Now,
I know how to keep myself out of trouble and better yet, I know
how to see trouble coming my way."
Porter Ranch, Ca. - student
"I learned how to drive by my mom. It was summer. Then the
first time it rained, I totaled the car. It was HER car."
class showed me a lot about respect for the weather and
Bakersfield, Ca. - student
"I really thought I could drive until I rode with one of Rick's
mean, THAT'S DRIVING. And if anybody can be half as good as his
drivers, they're probably better than everybody I've ever ridden
"My son was just like my husband. Loved cars, loved to drive,
both crashed everything they had. It's been three months now,
and I think things are better already."
"I had two tickets and three minor accidents by the time I was
My father's insurance company said I should go to this school.
it would be boring and I wouldn't learn a thing, just take a
something. Let me tell you, what a surprise. I mean it was very
doing stuff that I knew was making me a better driver."
Los Angeles, Ca. - student
"I could drive, but I was always freaked out by everything. Now
some confidence and I feel much more comfortable.
Tucson, AZ - student
"I'm glad they made me go to this school before it was too late.
I was too crazy on the road."
"The class was great. Now I ride with my friends and watch them
Man, they are really messed up."
"When Chris got home after the first day, he couldn't stop
the school. And here we are a year later, and all I can say is
Woodland Hills, Ca. - parent
"When we first started and they were talking about things like
under steer and directional control, I thought I was done right
there. But when you feel it happening to you in the car, behind
the wheel, it all makes sense.
If I take what they helped me understand, and don't drive dumb,
be able to stay out of accidents."
"Learning from stunt guys was way too cool. I wanted to learn
Simi, Ca. - student
"As an insurance agent, I suggested this class to one of my
clients whose son AND daughter were having problems, accidents
in particular. I just took a shot and found Survivor Drivers on
the internet for them. The
parents both attended and they called me after the first day and
have got to see this. So I did. All I can say is, this is the
Brentwood, Ca. - agent
"I was pretty concerned about getting my money's worth on this
thing. Now when my 17 year old rides with me, he tells me what
I'm doing wrong, like when I was tailgating a semi, and he says
he should be charging me for the instructions."
Canyon Country, Ca. - parent
"When I was back in Ohio last year it snowed and I couldn't keep
on the road. Now I can't wait to go back there. Survivor
Thousand Oaks, Ca. - student
"I used to think driver ed. was lame and unnecessary. I thought
I knew it all, like I was born to drive, you know. I took this
and now I KNOW I was born to drive. Only difference now is, I
I'm on top of the whole thing. Now I feel like I'm looking out
flock. Taking care, you know?"
San Pedro, Ca. - student
"I thought driving was a cool thing. Like it was a good way to
and be with friends. I DID NOT want to take the driving class,
that I think about it, I probably didn't want to because I
anything about it. But after the first half day there, it hit me
realized the people there were really trying to help us be safe
cars. Now when I see bad accidents on the news I don't just
ignore it and walk away. Now I think about what I learned and
how other people need something like this to wake them up too".
Las Vegas, NV - student
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