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Dunn Tire Announces Teen Driving School to be held at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Dunn Tire to provide free Key to Safe Teen Driving program at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY Aug 8 & 9

PRLog - July 27, 2011 - BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Dunn Tire in association with Kumho Tire, Key Bank, and the Mid-Ohio School have announced that a free two-day “Key to Safe Teen Driving” program will be conducted at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY on August 8th and 9th. The program is conducted by professional instructors from the Mid-Ohio School and is designed specifically for teenage drivers between the ages of 15 ½ and 20. Teens will learn driving skills that are not taught in normal driver’s education programs.

“Dunn Tire is very happy to collaborate with Key Bank, The Mid-Ohio School and Kumho Tires to provide this community outreach opportunity for area teens.” said Dunn Tire Managing Director of Retail Operations Patrick Logue, “The Kumho Safe Teen Driving Program prepares teens for driving circumstances they may not have encountered in driver’s education by exposing them to unusual conditions and circumstances. Our goal is for them to be better drivers when they complete this program”.

The free “Key to Safe Teen Driving” class will offer four separate sessions each day for area teens. The sessions will occur from 8-11 a.m., 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 12:15-3:15 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. and include a classroom session and hands-on drills involving wet-braking, skid control and emergency lane change. The wet-braking and emergency lane change drills will be conducted using each participant’s street-legal automobile.

Program instruction will include the physics and dynamics of driving, defensive driving and responsible behavior, wet-braking, emergency lane changes and collision-avoidance, slalom and weight-transfer maneuvers, and adverse weather conditions, among many other topics. Experiential learning will take place in each participant’s own vehicle as well as in the program’s Honda Civic Skid Car. Vehicle maintenance and a tire changing demonstrations will also occur during the program. The Mid-Ohio School has offered performance driving and defensive driving programs for adults and teenagers since 1993.

The number of participants per class is limited, and any teen with a valid driver’s license or driving permit may sign up. Participants must show proof insurance and have use of a vehicle for the event. To get more information, and to sign up for the event go to: www.keytosafeteendriving.com/

Additionally, Dunn Tire will be hosting free tire safety checks August 8th and 9th at Ralph Wilson Stadium in conjunction with the “Key to Safe Teen Driving” class. Area residents will have the opportunity to have their tires inspected by Dunn Tire technicians from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Ralph Wilson Stadium parking lot.

The “Key to Safe Teen Driving” program was established in 2009 by Key Bank and Kumho Tires with the overall goal of improving the driving skills of teen drivers and raising awareness about the need for better training of young drivers.

Dunn Tire is a Buffalo, NY based tire retailer, and AAA Approved automotive service provider. Recently ranked by Tire Business as the 25th largest independent tire retailer in North America; they are also a Top 20 market share holder in the United States within in their retail category. Dunn Tire has 31 retail locations from Erie PA, to Syracuse NY. Locally owned and operated, Dunn Tire has been providing tire and automotive services since 1973.

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