62 Michigan high schools take on teen safe driving challenge

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 11:23:18-05

(WXYZ) — Students at 62 Michigan high schools are set to participate in a safe driving program to help reduce the leading cause of death among teens -- traffic crashes.

Strive For a Safer Drive (S4SD) is a public-private partnership between Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

These are the S4SD high schools for the 2018-2019 year:

Schools will receive $1,000 for students to create a traffic-safety campaign to inform their classmates about distracted driving, seat belt use, speeding, underage drinking/impaired driving or winter driving.

“Programs like Strive For a Safer Drive and Driving Skills for Life have been shown to be successful in helping young, novice drivers make smart decisions behind the wheel,” said Jim Graham, global manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life. “Through hands-on learning, we hope to improve teen driver safety and decrease the risk that teen drivers pose to themselves and others.”

The winning schools will receive a cash prize ranging from $500 to $1,500.

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