Program open to new drivers.
Ford Driving Skills for Life Program is coming to Arizona on December 5 & 6. It's open to Arizona teens 15 to 19 who are newly licensed drivers or who hold a valid learners permit with 30 hours of behind-the-wheel experience. One of four FREE driver-training sessions will be offered at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler.
The program was created in 2003 with the Governors Highway Safety Association. The goal is to provide teens with skills and experience they need to become safer drivers. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among U.S. teenagers, claiming more than 3,000 teen lives each year.
During the program, teens will drive specially equipped cars that simulate wet or potentially dangerous driving conditions on road courses under the supervision of professional instructors. Focus is on hazard recognition, car handling, space management, and speed management as well as distracted driving.
Registration is limited to 100 students per session. For more information, go to www.drivingskillsforlife.com