Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ford Motor Company Teams With State of Michigan to Cut Down on Teen Crashes

Ford Motor Company Teams With State of Michigan to Cut Down on Teen Crashes
WESTLAND, Mich. - Ford vehicles are known for offering a variety of safety features to keep you and your young driver safe on the road - whether it be a lane departure warning, obstacle avoidance system, or one of the other safety features, Ford puts safety first. However, no amount of safety features can prevent a crash from happening if the driver is behaving recklessly on the road. To educate young drivers on the dangers of reckless driving, the Ford Motor Company has announced that they will be teaming up with the state of Michigan to cut down on teen crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accident rates for 16 -19 year old drivers are higher than any other age group. In fact, in the state of Michigan it has been estimated that 10 percent of all deadly crashes in 2012 involved drivers under the age of 21. It is believed that unsafe speeds, poor hazard detection, and low risk perception all have a huge part to play in crashes with young drivers.

To help cut down on deadly crashes involving teens, Ford Motor Company will help fund a Parents Supervised Driving Program. Under this program, Ford will pay for teen driving guides to be handed out to parents across the state. These guides provide parents of teen drivers with curriculum that has been developed to maximize the value of the supervised driving component of getting a driver's license. Essentially, when your teen is learning to drive and they have reached the stage in their training where the parent is supposed to ride along with them and supervise their driving, this program will assist parents in providing their children with clear, concise and easily actionable instructions.

Ford Motor Company is teaming up with the state of Michigan to cut down on teen crashes, but there is still a lot that you can do to protect them should an accident occur. To see what Ford safety features are offered to protect the driver and passengers, stop by our dealership! We would be more than happy to go over the various features with you and help you find a car you will feel safe in.

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