Ford Driving Skills for Life visited the DuPage Airport in West Chicago this weekend, marking the third stop of its 2018 U.S. summer tour.
More than 300 Chicago-area teen drivers and their families got hands-on training on the skills they need to stay safe behind the wheel. A signature program of the Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Driving Skills for Life has provided free driver training to more than one million newly licensed drivers in 50 states and 40 countries.
Ford has committed more than $50 million to this award-winning program, now in its 15th year, which addresses the leading cause of death of teenagers in the United States: vehicle crashes due to driver inexperience and poor decision-making. The program captures teen and parent interest with free, hands-on driving courses that pair new drivers with professional instructors for training on vehicle handling, speed and space management, and impaired and distracted driving.
Students gain experience and learn by a variety of hands-on driving methods with professional instructors who teach key skill sets that boost young drivers’ confidence and knowledge. Ford Driving Skills for Life is presented
by the Ford Motor Company Fund with assistance from the Illinois Office of Highway Safety and the Governors Highway Safety Association.
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