SOUTH BEND – We are in the heart of the most dangerous time for teenage drivers.
Accidents are the leading cause of death among teens 15- to 20-years-old, and June, July, and August are the deadliest months.
The Key to Safe Teen Driving program came to Notre Dame on Thursday. It's a free program for teenagers that puts them through the paces of an obstacle course. WSBT’s Kristin Bien did it on Thursday. It only took her a couple of times to get it right.
Teens learn how to change lanes fast in an emergency, how to brake on wet pavement, and how to handle a skid.
If your car starts to slide, here are some tips called “Correct, Pause and Recover:”
- Let your foot off the gas
- Turn your steering wheel in the direction your rear wheels are sliding
- Car will pause and stop sliding
- Recover the vehicle by straighten the wheel back out
The program is sponsored by Key Bank and Kumho Tire USA and continues Friday in the Joyce Center parking lot from 9 to 6 p.m.
Space is available for walk-ins Thursday and Friday.
For Friday, organizers prefer you sign-up online at keytosafeteendriving.com.
Click on "events calendar" for times available in South Bend.
- Driver's permit or license
- A vehicle to use
- Proof of insurance
If under the age of 18, a parent needs to be with you to sign a waiver.