Teach your teens the dangers of distracted driving with free driver training course

Teach your teens the dangers of distracted driving with free driver training course
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Teenagers are invited to improve their driving skills with experts at the Ford Foundation Driving Skills for Life advanced driver training course during the weekend of August 3.

The program travels all over the world to teach teens who’ve already gotten their license and those holding their learners permits about the dangers of driving and texting and under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Their website states that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America, and that two major factors contribute to it; inexperience and distracted/impaired driving.

The free course will see teenagers participating in drills to help improve skills in areas like vehicle handling, space/speed management and hazard recognition. Simulator suits will be used to show them just how different the view behind the wheel is when drugs or alcohol are in their system.

Courses will be held at the Spokane County Fairgrounds on August 3 and 4. Each course runs half a day and while it is free, teens must sign up in advance here.

Parents are encouraged to attend the clinic. There will be an information session for parents and opportunities to learn alongside teens.