CANTON, Ohio - A free driving program called 'Key to Safe Teen Driving' is being offered all week long in northeast Ohio.
Sponsored by KeyBank, Kuhmo Tire U.S.A, and Mid-Ohio, the program offers both classroom instruction and behind the wheel driving practice for teens 15 1/2 and older.
Topics like the dangers of texting while driving will be covered in class. On the driving course, students will learn emergency lane changing, braking, and how to safely change a tire.
"Normal driver training they're trying to teach the kids how to pass the drivers test and you know to learn the laws that apply to them while they're driving. This is a bit more advanced, it's defensive driving and they're trying to teach them things that normal drivers education doesn't have the opportunity to teach them," Dan Davis with KeyBank said.
The program will be held:
- Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Canton at Jackson High School.
- Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. in Akron at Stow-Monroe Falls High School
- Thursday and Friday at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3 p.m. in Cleveland at KeyBank offices on Tiedman & I-480.
To sign up for the program, log onto www.keytosafeteendriving.com.
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