Ford Motor Company Fund and Governors Highway Safety Association Bring Teen Driving Summer Camp to Minnesota
Summer is the deadliest time for teen drivers
Vehicle crashes are the number-one killer of teens in
Students will receive hands-on advanced training by some of the nation’s top professional driving instructors. Participants will learn techniques in four key skill areas: speed management, space management, vehicle handling and hazard recognition. Experts have identified the lack of these skills to be the cause of approximately 60 percent of vehicle crashes for newly licensed drivers ages 16 to 19.
Through the training camp, teens will gain valuable driving experience and improve their driving safety skills; parents are welcome to attend as well.
“We are looking forward to bringing the Ford Driving Skills for Life program to
“Teen drivers pose a threat to themselves, their passengers and other drivers due to their inexperience and risk-taking behind the wheel,” says Marti, noting summer is the deadliest period on the road for teen drivers. “This program is a great opportunity to teach teens valuable skills they need to avoid tragedy on the road.”
Ford Driving Skills for Life was created in 2003 in partnership with the GHSA. It is one of the nation’s most comprehensive teen driver safety programs. In addition to hands-on events such as the event being held in
SOURCE Governors Highway Safety Association