Ford’s “Driving Skills for Life” training program for young and inexperienced drivers continues to make its way around the country, its most recent stop being in San Diego, California on July 6th and 7th.
This year, the Ford Driving Skills for Life stop in San Diego coincided with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Leadership Conference, so Ford used the opportunity to give a presentation to the event’s 8,000 or so attendees, offering them a chance to participate in the driver’s training regimen.
“We are thrilled Ford Driving Skills for Life has selected our national convention to promote teen driver safety,” said FCCLA Ececutive Director Sandy Spavone. “Our teens are very excited to have the opportunity to learn advanced driving skills from some of the best drivers in the world.”
Ford Driving Skills for Life is aimed at giving young drivers and those without much time at the wheel training in areas such as vehicle handling, hazard avoidance, speed management, space management, and impaired driving. To help with that last bit, Ford has advanced suits to mimic the effects of alcohol and narcotic substances that drivers can get experience in.
“Our 2016 program features some of the newest and most innovative tools and training available to teach new drivers to be safe and make sound decisions behind the wheel,” says Ford Driving Skills for Life Manager Jim Graham. “Across the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. We are pleased to support members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America by providing advanced driving skills and tools in an effort to make these teens safer drivers on the road.”
The FCCLA is a nonprofit organization devoted to young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education. Today, the group has more than 160,000 members in 48 different states.