This news segment from WXIX-TV FOX19 discusses a somewhat unconventional but still important safe driving course for teenagers that Jim Bishop from the Mid-Ohio Racing School calls the “X Games of driver’s ed.” This is the fourth year for the Key to Safe Teen Driving program, sponsored by KeyBank, Kumho Tires and the Mid-Ohio Driving School. As the report notes, car accidents are the leading cause of death among 15-to-20-year-olds with the summer months of June, July and August being the most deadly.
These courses provide young drivers with an invaluable understanding about the physics and dynamics of driving. Teenagers get to experience hazardous situations and learn how to react to them in a safe, controlled environment. According to the Key to Safe Teen driving website, the “Skid Car” you see in the video above allows students to simulate adverse weather conditions and learn critical skills such as wet braking, emergency lane changes, collision avoidance, and slalom and weight-transfer maneuvers.
As FOX19 reported, the program is conducted by professional instructors from The Mid-Ohio School at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington. More than 15,000 teenagers have graduated from the school’s Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program. These classes can provide younger drivers with an opportunity to understand how they should react in emergency situations, and you can find more information about serious car accidents on our website. If your child has sustained injuries in a vehicle collision, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our firm at (513) 232-2000 to set up a free consultation or use the form on this page to let us review your case.
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