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The Mid-Ohio School Plays Key Role in Dublin's Teen Driving Roadeo

9/25/2012
Honda Civic Skid Car makes its fifth appearance at annual event

DUBLIN, OHIO (September 25, 2012) – Participants in Sunday’s Kiwanis Teen Driving Roadeo in Dublin, Ohio will once again have the opportunity to drive in The Mid-Ohio School’s Honda Civic Skid Car.

For the fifth straight year, The Mid-Ohio School will be involved in the free event put on by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin. The Honda Civic Skid Car is mounted on an extra set of rear wheels, adjusted by a driving instructor to simulate loss of control and driving in inclement weather. As the car skids and spins out of control, the instructor, riding as a passenger, will teach the teen how to regain control of the car and get it pointed in a safe direction.

Teens with driver’s licenses will pilot the Skid Car for several laps around the course set up by The Mid-Ohio School on the grounds of Ashland, Inc. (5200 Blazer Parkway). Teens with learner’s permits can ride along as passengers.

“The Honda Civic Skid Car is a great learning tool used in our Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program and we’re happy to provide it for the Teen Driving Roadeo. Educating teens on safe driving techniques is more important than ever before, and we’re honored to join all the businesses and civic partners put together by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Dublin in this important cause,” said Craig Rust, president of The Mid-Ohio School.

Other events rounding out the day include a distracted driving simulator, jaws of life demonstration, maneuverability course, proper vehicle maintenance and more. Partners helping with the program are numerous and include Dublin Police Department, KeyBank, Ohio Department of Transportation, Dublin Schools and the Washington Township Fire Department.

Nearly 300 teens are already registered, though spots are still open. More information about the Roadeo can be found online at teendrivingroadeo.com. Registration is required but the event is free and the event will occur, rain or shine.

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 four 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 19 seasons, The Mid-Ohio School has 46,000 graduates, including 14,500 teenagers and 9,000 motorcycle riders.
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