PRLog - Sep. 22, 2011 - HANOVER, Mass. -- HANOVER, MA -In an attempt to further reduce fatalities and crashes on Massachusetts roadways, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division, in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company Fund, will address the problem of distracted driving through the “No Distractions – JUST DRIVE!” event September 24th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Hanover Mall (1775 Washington Street, Hanover, MA ).
The event will bring awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, while providing fun, interactive exercises presented by Ford Driving Skills for Life professional drivers. Students with parental consent will have the chance to drive a course with a professional trainer while learning about the deadly consequences of distracted driving.
Teen drivers are encouraged to complete the Ford Driving Skills for Life Web Academy online at www.drivingskillsforlife.com, which will qualify the young drivers to participate in hands-on training modules that will equip each student with the fundamental skills necessary for safe driving. Spots are limited and will be determined on a first come basis.
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Specifically, the majority of these crashes are attributed to inexperience in four key skills: distractions, vehicle handling, space management and speed management—all areas of concentration in the Ford DSFL program.
The event will be held rain or shine.