Teen Driver Safety Week
NATIONWIDE - October 14th through October 20th is National Teen Driver Safety Week. Teen drivers make up the highest percentage of victims of fatal car crashes in the U.S.
Professional driving instructor Steve Bidlack from the Mid-Ohio Driving School encourages teen drivers follow these tips when getting behind the wheel:
Seating Position – With shoulders against the seat and slight bend in knees and elbows, be able to comfortably steer the wheel and push the pedals. You should never have to reach for the controls.
Hand Position – Put hands at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock on steering wheel for maximum range of motion this also keeps hands and arms away from a deploying air bag in an accident.
Mirror Position – Create a 360-degree view around your car. Side mirrors should be adjusted out until you just lose sight of the side of the car. Rear view mirror should capture the entire back window.
Use Your Eyes – Always look where you want to go not what you’re about to hit in an emergency situation.
Kumho Tire has an acronym for teen and all drivers to remember when checking their tires:
T – Tread Depth and Wear
I – Inflation
R – Rotation
E – Eye Check
For more tire safety information, visit www.KumhoTireUSA.com and click on “Tire Basics.”