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New drivers get hands-on experience at course in Boardman

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Tire Rack Street Survival program gave young drivers hands-on experience with different driving situations on Sunday.

The CDC reports motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.The Mahoning Valley Region Sports Car Club of America hosted a driving course in Boardman for that very reason. 

The Regional Executive of the association says the event was aimed at teaching students how to safely drive in different conditions we see in the Valley.

That includes how to quickly change lanes for potholes, or how to drive in wet or snowy conditions.

"Were putting them in emergency situations they might see on a normal daily basis, and giving them some feedback on how they handle those situations and what to expect from their car in those situations," says Brian Vondran, Regional Executive of Mahoning Valley SCCA.

The program has trained more than 25,000 new drivers.

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