Program Helps Michigan Teenagers Become Safer Drivers
If you've got a teen-aged driver in the house, you know that it can be scary and very stressful and the latest crash figures released by AAA probably won't help you feel any better. In 2013, AAA says there were more than 41,000 crashes in Michigan with a driver between the ages of 15-19. Those crashes included 103 fatalities and 821 serious injuries.
To bring awareness and promote safer driving, AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are promoting the Strive For a Safer Drive program. The program is being offered in many counties throughout the state including Eaton, Ingham and Jackson. More than 900 high schools may apply to be part of the program by October 31st. Up to 50 schools will be selected and schools will receive up to $2,000. To find out more about the program, click here.
And for parents of teen-aged drivers, here's some tips for you on how to try and remain calm...(I'm right there with ya, that's my kid with his hands on the wheel in the picture...)