Take Your Teen to Ford’s Summer Driving Camp

By -

SV3_0310 - Copy

The 2015 Ford Focus is available with driver assist technologies such as Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane-Keeping System. Those are helpful features, but there’s a lot to be said for solid driving skills.

New, teenage drivers are hitting American highways every day. They need to be prepared for a variety of potential on-road situations. This summer, Ford wants to get teen drivers ready – and keep them from learning about driving hazards the hard way.

Until August 7, the Blue Oval will be hosting Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), a free camp in which young drivers will learn things such as how to handle a vehicle on slippery pavement, react to an animal crossing in front of them on the road, recognize hazards, and manage their speed and space.

According to Ford, participants “will also learn the dangers of impaired driving through the use of a special suit and goggles that mimic how being under the influence of alcohol or drugs slows movements, reduces coordination and blurs vision.”

That’s especially important because even teens drink and drive. Ford knows that. In fact, it will be hosting DSFL in the six states – North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Wyoming – that the Centers for Disease Control have identified as those that have the highest percentage of teens ages 16 or older who’ve claimed they drink and drive. The full DSFL schedule is below:

-July 7-8, Fargo, North Dakota
-July 11-12, Omaha, Nebraska
-July 15-16, Des Moines, Iowa
-July 18-19, Madison, Wisconsin
-July 25-26, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
-Aug. 6-7, Cheyenne, Wyoming

Four half-day sessions will be offered in each city, but registering at www.drivingskillsforlife.com for one of them will be enough. Your teen will need a signed consent form and a valid driver’s license or permit.

Chime in with your thoughts on the forum. >>

via [Ford]

Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

Comments ()