One of the worst things about being a parent, is the letting go when they get older. I know for Staci and I it was tough letting Cheyenne drive on her own, without us. But, as parents we try to prepare our children, and one of the most important preparations is safe driving.
Ford Driving Skills for Life
Ford Driving Skills for Life is a FREE program developed in 2003 in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts to address the number one killer of teenagers in the United States…motor vehicle crashes.
As part of its ongoing commitment to vehicle safety, Ford Motor Company is reminding drivers that any distraction that diverts attention from the task of driving, eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, can be dangerous.
Teens will drive specially-equipped vehicles on road courses under the supervision of professional instructors, improving their skills in four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management.
Ford DSFL helps young drivers improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60% of vehicle crashes including:
- Hazard Recognition
- Vehicle Handling
- Speed Management
- Distracted and Impaired Driving
Driving Skills for Life has gained national recognition as one of the leading programs in helping to keep teen drivers safe for their entire driving career in its 10 year run.
DFW Need to Know
For all my friends in the Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Area with a valid learners permit or drivers license can sign up for one of four free sessions thanks to a partnership between Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, Texas Ford Dealers and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Registration is limited and signed consent forms are required. For more information and to register, please visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com. Please bring the signed waiver form and your teen’s driver’s license or permit with you to the event.