Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Free Teen Driving Safety Event

As most of you know, car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury for teens.

With that in mind the Washington Traffic Safety Commission is assisting the Governor's Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Ford with a FREE event on August 18 and 19 at Emerald Downs in Auburn, DRIVING SKILLS FOR LIFE. Teens, parents, educators, and anyone interested in teen driving safety will be provided an rare opportunity to drive a unique skill-building course designed to go beyond and build on traditional traffic safety education. Watch the OVERVIEW VIDEO! Registration is online (scroll to the bottom for Seattle dates). There are 400 slots available over the two days.

Four identical sessions are being offered (only register for one):
Wednesday August 18
Session 1: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 19
Session 1: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Session 2: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ford Driving Skills for Life is a national safety initiative created in 2003 by Ford Motor Company, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and a panel of safety experts to help young drivers improve their skills in four key areas that are critical factors in more than 60 percent of teen vehicle crashes:

· Hazard Recognition
· Vehicle Handling
· Space Management
· Speed Management

Ford and the GHSA need our help in spreading the word about this event. Feel free to forward this invitation to friends & family, put in on your Facebook page, link it to your website--whatever you can do to make sure everyone has a chance to be part of this unique training for teens and those who care about them.

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