I have been asked to share an awesome program that I feel is very important. As a HS teacher, I get to work with some amazing students that are getting ready to drive. Sadly, too many teachers have lost students to driving accidents that could have been prevented with proper training.
Ford Driving Skills for Life is a program by the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
They are reaching out to teens, educators and parents during this spirited back to school time to have them share great examples of school spirit using the @FordDSFL tag on Instagram and the #DrivingSchoolSpirit hash tag.
If you are a Michigan Educator, Parent or Student, please get the word out about this awesome program and share your pictures on Instagram to show the world how spirited your school is all year round. Make sure to tag your photos on Instagram with @FordDSFL and #drivingschoolspirit and they could be included in a round-up for some special recognition during the Friday Football Frenzy season by Local 4.
For more information on Ford Driving Skills for Life please check out the links below.
Anything that can get the word out and create better drivers is something all of us should be invested in. Because a bad driver is not just risking their lives, they are risking the lives of everyone on the road. Please help get spread the word and share this post and the site with friends, family and other educators.