Teen Defensive Driving


Providing driving techniques not found in a typical drivers' education classroom, the Teen Defensive Driving Program puts students of all ages behind the wheel to learn skills that will be used for a lifetime. Students practice collision avoidance techniques, loss of control recovery skills, bad weather maneuvers through emergency lane change, wet braking, and skid car drills.  An instructor will be in the car only during the skid car drill. The Mid-Ohio School will provide Honda Civics for use during the program.

Parents are highly encouraged to stay and watch the program while their teen participates. 

Double-Up Days Option - On select dates, Double-Up Days will provide two students (teens and/or adults) the life saving skills provided in a traditional Teen Defensive Driving Program for one price. Each participant will split the driving time in the car, but both will get to experience all of the classroom and defensive driving drills covered in the standard teen program format. Students will benefit from the "watch and learn" environment of a Double-Up Day. Many parents sign up for the Double-Up Day so they can participate and also bond with their teen.

Participants will receive a complimentary lunch from the concession stand which will also be open for guests wishing to purchase a lunch.

Registration begins at 9:00 am. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends at approximately 3:30 pm. The program takes place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Lexington-Steam Corners Rd, Lexington, OH.

Enroll/Purchase By Phone: 419-884-4000

Call Center hours of operation: Monday through Friday 9:00AM - 4:30PM
*Please note registration is open until Noon on the last business day prior to the course.

For a full list of available course dates, please click 'Agenda' followed by 'Look for more'.

2023 Schedule

  • Discussion of driving basics, defensive driving behavior and vehicle safety
  • Classroom session covering the physics and dynamics of good driving
  • Wet braking drill
  • Emergency lane change / collision avoidance drill
  • Skid car drill simulating weather conditions such as ice, snow and rain
  • Vehicle maintenance talk
  • Participant's lunch is included
Seat Time
This Course is Ideally Suited For
Double-Up Days Option
Official Requirements

The Hard Facts on Teen Driving

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 90,185 teenage drivers (ages 16-20) were involved in traffic accidents in 2005 alone, accounting for 15.1% of all traffic accidents that occurred on Ohio roads. In nearly 64% of those accidents, the teen driver was found to be at fault. Most frightening, teenage drivers were involved in nearly 13% of all fatal traffic accidents that year. The conclusion? A lack of experience puts young drivers at risk behind the wheel, which can end in tragic results.

The Solution

The Teen Defensive Driving Program prepares young motorists for real world situations by exposing them to potentially hazardous situations in a safe and controlled environment. Our philosophy is "it's better to teach good, safe driving habits now than break bad habits that could have severe consequences later."