Ford Motor Company Fund in Dearborn, MI, and the Governors Highway Safety Association, extend their 18-year commitment to improving teen driver skills by awarding grants totaling $135,000 in Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New York, Tennessee, and Utah. They also announced the return of Ford Driving Skills for Life, hands-on driver training clinics. The goal is to implement programs to help combat speeding as vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teen drivers.
According to data from GHSA and Ford Fund’s Teens & Speeding report: Breaking the Deadly Cycle, more than 2,000 teens are killed each year in a car accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that traffic deaths rose to a 13-year high in 2020 despite the decline in driving in the COVID-19 epidemic. Ford Fund has invested over $60 million in advanced driver education since 2003 to reach more than 1.25 million newly licensed teens drivers in all 50 states of the United States and 46 other countries.
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