Young drivers ages 15 to 20 interested in enhancing their knowledge about safe driving are invited to attend the Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program titled “Key to Safe Teen Driving” Tuesday, June 18 at Owens Community College.
The free program, coordinated by KeyBank and The Mid-Ohio School, will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Center for Emergency Preparedness’ emergency vehicle operations and driving course, located on Tracy Road in Perrysburg Township.
The class will be offered in four separate sessions, beginning at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. It will include a classroom session and hands-on drills involving wet-braking, skid control and emergency lane change maneuvers. Maneuvers will be conducted in the Honda Civic Skid Car as well as in participants’ own street-legal vehicles. Attendees are asked to remove all items from their vehicle’s trunk as well as any loose items in the passenger compartment. Tire pressure and fluid levels should be checked prior to the program. The program will also cover routine vehicle maintenance and a tire changing demonstration.
The class will be taught by professional driving instructors from The Mid-Ohio School, which has offered performance driving and defensive driving programs for adults and teenagers since 1993.
In addition to holding a valid driver’s license or driving permit, participants must show proof insurance and have use of a vehicle for the event. For more information or to register, call 877-793-8667 or visit www.keytosafeteendriving.com.
The “Key to Safe Teen Driving” class was established in 2009 by KeyBank with the overall goal of improving the driving skills of teen drivers and raising awareness about the need for better training of young drivers. This year’s program features five events in four Ohio communities.