Here are some of the disturbing facts about teenage driving in Colorado:
“One teenager killed, three others injured in Fort Lupton Car Crash” June 3, 2014
“Greeley teenager killed in traffic accident after rolling stop sign” June 2, 2014
Teenagers make up 7% of the Colorado drivers but 15% of the fatal accidents.
But now through a program sponsored by Ford Motor Company we have an opportunity to help improve teenage driving and reduce the number of fatalities.
Ford’s Driving Skills for Life program will be in Denver July 22-23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. If you aren’t familiar with the DSFL program it is a FREE driving intensive program for teen drivers. The program focuses on driving skills and hazards that teens don’t get in a regular driver training program such as distracted driving (including texting), vehicle handling, driving under the influence, and obstacle identification and reaction. It is an awesome hands-on driving experience led by professional drivers and using Ford vehicles as the demonstration cars.
The Denver program will consist of two sessions per day for a total of four sessions. Each session can hold 100 students and we hope to have every space filled. Students must have a permit OR driver’s license, register online at www.drivingskillsforlife.com<http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com>, and bring a guardian-signed release which can also be found on the website. Please visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com<http://www.drivingskillsforlife.com> for videos from the program and additional information.