In conjunction with National Teen Driver Safety Week, and as part of its Tread Wisely tire and driver safety program, Cooper Tire is teaming up with Tire Discounters to host a free tire safety event Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tire Discounters, 4902 Marburg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio. Cooper volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate tire safety tips, including how to check tire pressure, tread depth and the overall condition of tires. Teen drivers will receive a free Tread Wisely tire safety kit and enjoy free food, participate in games, and win prizes.

"Young drivers generally don't know much about their tires or how to properly maintain them," said Anne Roman, Cooper Tire's Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs. "In partnership with Tire Discounters, this event offers young drivers a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn just how important tire safety is. After all, tires are the only thing connecting vehicles to the road. We are proud to partner with Tire Discounters to offer teens and their parents an opportunity to learn together and have fun at the same time."

"We're very excited to partner with Cooper for this tremendously important event," said Abbey Dryden, Tire Discounters' Vice President of Marketing and Project Management. "Driver safety, especially for teens and young adults, is such a crucial part of our business and we believe it will be extremely valuable to help educate them."

Earlier this year, Cooper partnered with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), a not-for-profit agency with affiliates that reach more than 11 million young people nationwide, to launch the Tread Wisely tire and driver safety program aimed at teens and young adults ages 15 to 25. Since the program's launch, Cooper and NOYS have been actively sharing tire and driver safety information at treadwisely.org, on social media at "TreadWisely1," through peer-to-peer education efforts and via involvement in events that attract a young audience. Cooper has mobilized more than 200 of its employees beginning this fall to work with teens and young adults in communities where the company has major facilities including Findlay, Ohio; Texarkana, Ark.; and Tupelo, Miss. The Cooper volunteers will demonstrate the tire safety basics to engage young people in discussions about the importance of tire maintenance to their overall safety.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper and its subsidiaries also sell medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper's headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations within its family of companies located in more than one dozen countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.

About Tire Discounters

Established in 1976 with a single, one-bay store on the east side of Cincinnati, Tire Discounters is the nation's eighth-largest independent tire retailer. The company leads the way in providing unique and innovative customer benefits designed to make tires last longer and maximize the overall performance of a car or light truck - such as free alignment with any four-tire purchase with standard installation. Tire Discounters' ASE-certified technicians provide full automotive maintenance and repair. Tire Discounters currently employs more than 1,100 people in more than 100 locations in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. For more information, visit http://www.tirediscounters.com/.

About The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)

NOYS was originally founded as the Traffic Safety Collaboration, and for its first 10 years was supported by funding from government agencies, including the Department of Transportation. In 2005, NOYS became a 501(c)(3) organization and incorporated as the National Organizations for Youth Safety, and has since grown to include over 80 national member organizations. NOYS continues to maintain a strong focus in traffic safety with support from government and business and industry, and has expanded to include other safety areas such as injury prevention, substance abuse prevention, and violence prevention.

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