Ford Driving Skills for Life returned in January 2020 to assist new drivers for the 17th year. The program aims to teach young drivers across the country how to drive safely. As of now, it’s delayed until at least the end of April due to COVID-19, so keep checking online for updates.
Mobile Device Usage
In the United States, 62% of Generation Z drivers utilize their mobile devices while driving, according to a 2019 study that Ford Driving Skills for Life commissioned. Accordingly, it’s important that these drivers learn how to avoid risky behaviors, like texting while driving, and properly handle the road.
“We look forward to continuing and expanding our efforts to help reduce the number of crashes and fatalities through real-world training and improved decision-making skills,” said Jim Graham, global manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life.
Since the program started in 2003, over 1 million drivers have been able to learn more about the dangers of driving impaired, hazard recognition, space management and speed. The program has educated new drivers in the United States as well as a multitude of other countries.
We at Two Rivers Ford in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, hope this fantastic program will be able to continue having hands-on driver training events later this year. If you’re searching for a vehicle to suit the new driver in your family, we have lots of great options in our inventory.