The Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) National Tour is rolling through the North Texas this weekend, capturing the attention of students and parents with its message of driver safety and critical skills training.
Driving Skills for Life Launch is a free, hands-on driver training program that helps teens develop essential skills in several key areas – speed & space management, vehicle handling, hazard recognition and driver distraction. These situations present the most problems for new drivers and contribute to more than 60 percent of teen crashes – the number-1 cause of death for American teenagers.
“Inexperience is the leading cause of crashes in young drivers, and this program delivers the key skill sets that will increase their knowledge, confidence and, ultimately, their safety,” said Sue Cischke, group vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
The Ford DSFL team sets up a unique driver-training course in each community it visits. Professional drivers ride with students and teach them important skills and maneuvers to help keep them safe behind the wheel. It’s an eye-opening experience filled with valuable lessons for young drivers. In addition to the driving clinics, students also hear from law enforcement and safety officials, and have access to additional web-based training.
Here are the details:
Where: Lone Star Park Grand Prairie
When: This Saturday and Sunday, March 22nd and 23rd
Times: Two sessions per day, 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1 PM to 5:30 PM
Registration is at: www.drivingskillsforlife.com and is first come, first serve.