Key to safe teen driving takes on Loveland HS

LOVELAND, OH (FOX 19) - Teen drivers in the Cincinnati area will receive advanced driver training thanks to KeyBank, Kumho Tires and The Mid Ohio Driving School. The Key to Safe Teen Driving program is being held at Loveland High School from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

According to the national highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15-to-20-year-olds and June, July and August are the three worst months for teen driving accidents.

Keybank's Key to Safe Teen Driving is in its fourth year traveling across the country teaching skills not taught in normal driving classes. Students will be split into four sessions that include 30 minutes of classroom instruction about cell phones and texting, plus two hours of and driving instruction.

Students will be put through three driving exercises:

  • Wet braking/abs exercise
  • Emergency lane change maneuvers
  • Driving the Honda skid car which simulates driving on snow and ice

Key to Safe Teen Driving is a free program sponsored by KeyBank and Kumho Tire USA that teaches teens advanced driving skills not taught in normal driver's education programs. Now in its fourth year, in 2012 events will be held in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Akron, Canton, Dayton and Cincinnati, OH; South Bend and Indianapolis, IN; Ann Arbor, MI; Rochester and Buffalo, NY; and Appleton and Eau Claire, WI. The program is conducted by professional instructors from The Mid-Ohio School at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, where more than 15,000 teens have graduated from the school's Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program.

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