Safety is always a priority for parents, especially those of us with (soon to be) teen drivers! But another thing to consider – car crashes are also very costly (in more ways than one)! That’s why we’re excited about this free event that could prevent deadly and expensive crashes with your young drivers.
Ford Driving Skills for Life
Ford Driving Skills for Life is a free hands-on training program for newly permitted and licensed drivers and it is coming to Grand Prairie on March 9 and 10 at Lone Star Park. The great part of this program is that it is free – but what parents and teen drivers will take away from this is invaluable. Ford DSFL provides so much in a morning or afternoon session.
Ford Driving Skills for Life is a free hands-on training program for newly permitted and licensed drivers. This is a fun and free event, but will teach teen drivers some serious skills behind the wheel! Some sobering statistics: in North Texas and across the country, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teens. The Texas Highway Safety Office says in 2016 there were 118 teen driver fatalities and 5,898 teen driver injuries resulting from 83,278 total crashes involving teen drivers. It’s a jungle out there!
What does Ford Driving Skills for Life offer beyond driver’s education training?
So much! The FDSL program focuses on the issues and obstacles drivers face that cause crashes including vehicle handling, hazard recognition, speed and space management, and distraction. It will also discuss the dangers of impaired driving and offer participants the use of Ford’s drugged and drunk driving suits.
The event sessions will be hosted at Lone Star Park on March 10 & 11, with a morning (7:30am to 12:00pm) and afternoon (1:00pm to 5:30pm) session on each day. But they are filling up quickly, however there are still spots available in both morning sessions!
It’s easy to sign up – just go to this link.