Ford Driving Skills for Life Stops in San Diego for Leadership Conference
Ford Driving Skills for Life made a two-day, four half-day-session stop at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, providing teenage drivers with hands-on training and opportunities to learn how to be more responsible behind the wheel.
To maximize the effectiveness of the event, Ford scheduled it to coincide with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference, which is anticipated to have brought around 8,000 teens and chaperones to San Diego during the week.
“We are thrilled Ford Driving Skills for Life has selected our national convention to promote teen driver safety,” says Sandy Spavone, executive director, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. “Our teens are very excited to have the opportunity to learn advanced driving skills from some of the best drivers in the world.”
Ford Driving Skills for Life emphasizes key skills that young drivers must learn to be effective and assertive on roads. These include handling, speed, management of space, distracted driving, impaired driving, and hazard recognition. These skills are spaced out over a number of sessions led by experts and infused with general knowledge to help teen drivers grow into better men and women.
2016 sees the addition of the Drugged Driving suit to the Ford Driving Skills for Life itinerary, joining the Drunk Driving Suit as a means to reinforce the idea that there is nothing more ill-advised and dangerous than getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Our 2016 program features some of the newest and most innovative tools and training available to teach new drivers to be safe and make sound decisions behind the wheel,” says Jim Graham, manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life. “Across the United States, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers. We are pleased to support members of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America by providing advanced driving skills and tools in an effort to make these teens safer drivers on the road.”