Earlier this week, teen drivers learned advanced safe-driving skills from some of the nation's top professional driving instructors at the Ford Driving Skills for Life 2012 summer tour. Ford Motor Company Fund partnered 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.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, 327 Ohio teens were killed in traffic crashes during 2009 and 2011; 184 of them were driving.The driving course offers real-world experience in actual cars vehicles to provide teens with awareness and education. The course covers: speed, space management, hazard recognition, vehicle handling and avoiding distracted driving.
As of Monday, about 400 teens took part in the clinic. There are still spots available for teen drivers with free half-day driving classes in Cleveland—July 15 and 16 in Northfield Park.
Visit Driving Skills for Life to register.