Driver safety program to educate PHS | Events
Teen driver safety event is heading to Poplarville. The event called Driving Skills for Life will be at Poplarville High School on Thursday, March 31st.
Here's more from the Governor's Highway Safety Association:
We, along with First Lady Marsha Barbour, would like to invite you to the event to see firsthand how teens are learning better driving skills.
- Poplarville High School is the next stop on Ford’s nation-wide Driving Skills for Life tour.
- The Ford Driving Skills for Life program sets out to teach students the crucial skills they need to be better, safer drivers.
- Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches students skills in four specific areas: Hazard Recognition, Vehicle Handling, Space Management and Speed Management.
Ford Motor Company brings its national, award winning teen safe driving program, Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL), to Poplarville High School on Thursday, March 31. In response to the growing awareness about teen fatalities and driver distraction, the Ford Motor Company Fund, along with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), announced a $1,000,000 expansion of Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL), with a 30 City National Tour. The major expansion adds a new component to Ford DSFL’s ongoing programs and web-based training. Poplarville High School has been chosen as one of the high schools to participate in this important initiative. The students at Poplarville High School will participate in the Driving Skills for Life hands-on modules that will equip each student with the fundamental skills necessary for safe driving. A mid-day assembly will include speakers from Ford Motor Company and Governor Haley Barbour’s office.
“The safety of our students is a priority in Poplarville, and at Poplarville High School student driver safety is always a concern since vehicle crashes kill more teens than anything else in our country. That is why we are so grateful to have Ford Driving Skills for Life on our School’s campus,” said Ilene Davis, principal at Poplarville High School. “I wanted Poplarville High School involved with this initiative to highlight the importance of automobile safety. The hands-on modules conducted by Ford’s professional drivers will grab our student’s attention and provide them with crucial driving skills that will help prepare them for dangerous road situations.”
Established in 2003 by the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts, Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches newly-licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Specifically, the majority of these crashes are attributed to inexperience in four key skills: Distractions, Vehicle Handling, Space Management and Speed Management.