NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Motor and travel club AAA introduced a new driving program to the Niles area. The program started earlier this month.

Teen drivers in Ohio are required to get eight hours of training with a licensed school instructor before taking their test. Being taught by a driving instructor rather than a parent is proven to make kids better drivers.

“Parents get nervous and aren’t able to teach their kids or don’t want to. Being with an instructor is more of a teacher atmosphere and provides more instruction to the student and usually they are more willing to listen and pay attention,” said Kevin Andrews, director of driver education.

AAA has provided a Winter Car Care Checklist that informs drivers about proper car safety protocols. More information about the AAA driving program can be found online or call 330-652-6466.