May 15th, 2013|
May 15, 2013
Teenagers lead all other age demographics when it comes to involvement in motor vehicle collisions in Ohio. Most experts attribute this to a lack of experience behind the wheel.
In an effort to help teens get the training they need behind the wheel to prevent Ohio Car Accidents, officials with the Montville Police Department have begun utilizing a program called “Take Control”.
One of the main facets of the program is putting teens behind the wheel of a vehicle that has been equipped with a device called “The Diablo Drift Lift”. The devices are fitted onto the rear wheels of vehicles and lift them off the surface of the road to create skidding conditions at less than 12 MPH. The skidding simulates what happens between the wheels of a vehicle and the surface of the road in wet or icy conditions.
An article from ABC 5 News explains teens are then able to gain instruction from officers on how to avoid skidding, such as taking their feet off the gas or brake when a skid occurs and turning the wheel out of a skid.
So far, 10 teens have used the device and have called it a success. It will now be used to instruct teens that are part of a traffic violation diversion program.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy applaud the program and hope it is successful.