Kumho helps teens drive safely

May 11, 2012

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc., KeyBank and The Mid-Ohio School are teaming up to offer free and informative behind-the-wheel training for all teens who want to participate in the Key to Safe Teen Driving program.

The real-world experience is designed to improve teen driving skills, as well as to raise awareness about the importance of proper training for young drivers. The training is open to 120 students at each event taking place in 14 cities across Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and New York.

Participants will receive classroom instruction as well as behind-the-wheel practice in wet braking inside a real skid car, emergency lane changing, proper tire care and how to safely change a flat tire.

“As a tire company, we are happy are to give back to our communities,” said Rick Brennan, vice president of marketing for Kumho Tire U.S.A. “With graduation, parties, road trips with friends and more all in the works for hundreds of thousands of young drivers, our hope is the participants come away with at least one new skill that will potentially save their lives while out on the road.”

The Key to Safe Teen Driving video may be viewed at www.YouTube.com/keytosafeteendriving.

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