ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — Ford Driving Skills for Life follows their original motto of “hands on the wheel, eyes on the road” while addressing the dangerous trends teens face when driving. As the program prepares to launch the second decade of success, Ford Driving Skills for Life Updates Content and Technology in the program to engage a new generation of teens and new drivers. The program prides itself on its ability to teach skills that are not typically learned in the average driver's education class.
The curriculum is constantly adjusting in order to keep up with the ever-changing world. One of the latest driving trends? Driving selfies. What are driving selfies, you ask? They are mobile self-portraits that are taken while behind the wheel. This popular yet dangerous trend is growing and Ford Driving Skills for Life will demonstrate the distraction created by taking selfies while behind the wheel on a closed course. New drivers will also be able learn about the risks associated with the dangerous trend through online site.
Another issue that calls for attention is impaired driving, which Ford Driving Skills for Life will now demonstrate with new technology. Currently, goggles are used to simulate the effects of impaired driving, soon to be joined by a drunk driving suit that will replicate the challenges experienced by a person under the influence. The suit will add weight to the arms and legs, causing the participant to experience slow reaction time and improper balance.
Ever since its establishment in 2003, Ford Driving Skills for Life Updates Content and Technology continuously to address the challenges teens and other new drivers may face. The advanced driving skills program is now operating in more than 15 countries and looking for even more growth. The redesigned Ford Driving Skills for Life Academy will give teens and their parents the information they need to ditch their bad driving habits and make safer decisions out on the road. To stay up-to-date on all of the latest updates to the program, please visit www.drivingskillsforlife.com.
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