Summer months are some of the most dangerous for teen drivers, as they face risks of increased impaired, reckless and distracted driving. To help educate teens on these dangers, Ford Motor Company Fund is partnering with the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Office of Criminal Justice Services and Westfield Insurance to offer free Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) safe-driving clinics to eligible Ohio teen drivers.
The Ohio Summer Tour will train 1,200 teen drivers with free half-day driving classes in the following Ohio cities:
- Cincinnati—July 9 and 10 at the Cincinnati Manheim Auto Auction in Hamilton.
- Columbus—July 12 and 13 at the Manheim Auto Auction in Grove City.
- Cleveland—July 15 and 16 in Northfield Park.
"Westfield Insurance believes that helping to avoid losses is as important as being there to help after a loss," says Ed Largent, Westfield Insurance leader and president. "That's why we're so proud to have partnered with Ford since 2007 to bring ride-and-drives to communities we serve."
Enrollment is available to the public through an online registration process at www.drivingskillsforlife.com. Drivers ages 15-19 with a driver's permit or license are eligible to apply for one of the free sessions. Enrollment is available to the first 1,200 eligible teens who register.