On Saturday, May 7, nearly 200 students from across Ohio gathered at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, for the Fourth Annual Road Safe Teens event. It was a beautiful spring day in Ohio, and students arrived at Mid-Ohio eager to learn.
Sponsored by Westfield Insurance, Road Safe Teens is a condensed version of the Honda Defensive Driving Program, which provides newly licensed drivers with practical information about car maintenance and driving safety.
Students are taken to the Honda Vehicle Dynamics Center, where they are entered into real-life driving situations, including skidding, wet braking and emergency lane changing. They practice these important skills in a controlled environment while instructors give them on-the-spot feedback to improve.
The goal of Road Safe Teens is arm students with the information they need to prevent crashes on the road. Students that complete the program are given a certificate.
The Road Safe Teens program is an important component of Westfield Insurance’s commitment to promoting academic excellence, as well as developing safe teen drivers. Westfield is also the official insurance provider of Mid-Ohio.
Students gather around the Skid Car for instruction on how to correct skidding on the road.
Be sure to check out pictures from the event on Westfield's Facebook Page.
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