Distracted, impaired teen driving focus of Safety Center training event

Ford Driving Skills For LifeKEARNEY – Distracted and impaired driving is the focus of the Ford Driving Skills for Life training at the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Nebraska Safety Center.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Safety Center driving range, 1801 N. Railroad St. in Kearney. It aims to make a vital difference in habits formed by new drivers.

Teens age 16-18 will receive training in key areas that are critical factors in vehicle crashes. Participants will take part in a series of activities that include hands-on driver training, visual exercises and simulators, and classroom instruction.

Each participant receives a certificate upon completion of the course and is eligible for a 0 scholarship. A 0 VISA gift card also will be given away.

The training includes lunch and is free, but advanced registration is required at http://www.safenebraska.org/conferences-events/ford-driving-skills-event/register/

Drivers must have a valid license or permit to participate. For more information contact Darla Morris or Erin Howard at 308.865.8256.

The Nebraska Safety Center is partnering with the following in hosting Ford Driving Skills for Life: Ford Motor Co., Governors Highway Safety Association, Nebraska Department of Transportation and Highway Safety Office, National Safety Council, Nebraska Safety Council, MADD, Project Extra Mile, Department of Health & Human Services, Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln Saltdogs, Werner Park, Nebraska Trucking Association and AAA Nebraska.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Darla Morris or Erin Howard, Nebraska Safety Center, 308.865.8256