National Teen Driving Safety Week Begins Sunday

Older teens learn how to drive the best they can during classes at PDS Driving School (WDTN/Matt Behrens)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — National Teen Driving Safety Week begins Sunday, October 19th and Ohio’s top officials are reminding parents and teens about the importance of being safe when behind the wheel.

According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, between 2011 and 2013, Ohio teens were involved in 135,473 crashes. In 73% of those crash, the teen was at fault.

On Sunday, PDS Driving School presented its first Advanced Juvenile Driver Improvement Program. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., older teen novice drivers were given the opportunity to spend hours in the classroom and in simulations, to learn how to be the safest drivers they can be. For more information on PDS Driving School, visit provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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