Only one of three certified schools of its type in U.S.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) has added The Mid-Ohio School and its Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program to its Approved Driving School Network.
AAA, through the Ohio Auto Club committee, nominated and certified the Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program this month. It is just the third driving school of its type in the nation to meet the high standards of the AAA Approved Driving School Network.
“AAA is committed to partnering with only the best and most respected companies. The Mid-Ohio Driving School fits this profile perfectly, and we are thrilled that we finally sealed the deal on this partnership,” said Bill Purpura, AAA director of corporate communications.
The Mid-Ohio School has graduated over 1,200 teens so far this year between the Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program and special events like the KeyBank Key to Safe Teen Driving
program and a AAA Open House in July. The school will host a second AAA Open House on October 12. It is free to AAA members and their children. Over 50 people have already pre-registered for the fall event.
“The Mid-Ohio School is extremely proud to join the ranks of AAA’s Approved Driving Schools. AAA sets the standard for serving the needs of motorists and our curriculum delivers the training to create safe roadways for all drivers,” said Steve Bidlack, The Mid-Ohio School Director. “This certification is a credit to our partners like Honda who provide the vehicles for our program. Our instructors and entire staff have worked hard to reach this level.”
The Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program teaches teenagers life saving skills they don’t learn in standard driver’s education classes. The day’s itinerary includes classroom instruction and trains drivers to properly navigate through emergency situations commonly encountered on the roadways. Skill drills include wet braking, emergency lane change and the Honda Civic Skid Car simulating inclement weather conditions.
There are over a dozen dates still available through the months of October and November. More information is available at www.midohioschool.com
or by calling 877-793-TMOS (8667). The program costs $350 for one teen or $400 for a Double-Up Day where teens split time behind the wheel. AAA members save $50 through the ‘Show Your Card & Save’ program.
The Mid-Ohio School provides professional driving and riding instruction to drivers and motorcyclists of all skill levels. The school’s 16 automobile courses include Defensive Driving, High Performance and Racing programs. The motorcycle side features three Performance Track Riding formats. Students enjoy classroom sessions, skill drills, expert private instruction and lapping on the same track that challenges the world’s top racers. In 17 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School has 35,600 graduates, including 11,400 teenagers.