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Ford’s Teen-Focused Safe-Driving Program Enters Its 14th Year

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Ford Driving Skills for Life – Ford’s safe-driving program for teens – is kicking off its 14th annual tour with an event at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on February 4th and 5th. Plenty of additional tour dates will be announced on the program’s official website.

The goal of Ford Driving Skills for Life is to help make a significant, positive impact on the safe habits of young-adult drivers, who are disproportionately likely to be involved in fatal traffic accidents. The program pairs professional driving instructors with newly-licensed drivers to teach vehicle handling, speed management, space management, and hazard recognition, along with the dangers of distraction and impaired vehicle operation. Ford even has “drugged driving” and a “drunk driving” suits that mimic the effects of being high and┬ábeing drunk, respectively.

The suits are strictly for teaching purposes, of course.

“Driving safely is not about downloading the latest app,” says Ford Driving Skills for Life Manager James Graham. “We look forward to expanding our efforts to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities through teaching real-world training and improved decision-making skills.

“Working with all of our partner organizations in 35 countries, we believe we are making a substantial contribution to safer driving.”

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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