Driving skills for life

Newly-licensed drivers can find out – hands on – just how dangerous distracted driving is.

A program called ‘Ford driving skills for life’ is being held in Brampton today. It’s a free, comprehensive course designed to make teens and their parents feel safer on the roads.

Police and Ford officials will be on hand to put young drivers through a “text-and-driving” slalom course. The program is designed to teach them about speed and space management, hazard recognition, and vehicle handling.

According to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation, motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death among Canadians under the age of 24.


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Comments

Corinne says:

Should be made mandatory for all new drivers. Great idea folks! Absolutely horrid the amount of deaths texting and driving have caused among our young!

Dream24 says:

It sounds like wonderful program that every driver should take!

Christy says:

This program is a GREAT IDEA. All new drivers should be required to take the course and all those drivers caught texting/phoning should be made to take the course regardless of age. Just like those who get caught Drinking while driving – there should be a mandatory course including taking them to the morge!

Lee says:

This should be made available to anyone wanting to get their driver’s license.

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