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Seeking teens to register and participate in Ford Driving Skills for Life in Fargo

Seeking teens to register and participate in Ford Driving Skills for Life in Fargo

For Immediate Release: Jun 17 2019
Bismarck, ND- The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is seeking teen drivers with a permit or license between the ages of 14-18 to attend a FREE, one-day Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) safety event at the Fargo Armed Forces Reserve Center Complex on Wednesday, August 7.

Two sessions are available, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each session is limited to 50 teens. The Alive at 25 course will also be available for those teens who are interested. Alive at 25 is an interactive classroom that is designed to reduce the likelihood of young drivers ending up in a motor vehicle crash. This course is limited to the first 25 participants.
The Ford DSFL program is one of the nation’s most comprehensive teen driver safety programs and allows participants to get involved in a variety of traffic safety activities. Teens will have the opportunity to drive through a challenging course with various obstacles, witness how a vehicle can disappear in a truck’s blind spots, and experience simulators that focus on impaired driving, distracted driving, and the importance of wearing your seat belt.

In 2018 in North Dakota, teen drivers age 14-19 accounted for 5% of all licensed drivers but are behind the wheel in nearly 21% of all crashes. Teen drivers in North Dakota were involved in 10% of fatal crashes for the same period. Because of these statistics, it is important to continually educate teen drivers and provide them with opportunities to enhance their driving skills to move toward the goal of Vision Zero: zero fatalities and serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes on North Dakota roads.  

To be a part of this exclusive and exciting opportunity, visit the NDDOT website at https://www.dot.nd.gov/dsfl
The deadline to register for this traffic safety event is July 31. To confirm your registration, you will receive an email from the NDDOT prior to the event. Parents are highly encouraged to attend.
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Lead Agencies:

ND State Highway Patrol
ND DOT
ND Department of Health