Free Driver Training Course Offered to Newly Licensed Teen Drivers

Spring Break Course Aims to Make Teens Safer Drivers

The North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program and Ford Driving Skills for Life are hosting a free advanced driver training course for newly licensed drivers/teenagers March 29-30. Ford Motor Company has teamed up with the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Administration to develop the “Driving Skills for Life” program to teach teens good driving habits and skills that will help keep them safe behind the wheel.

The course is designed to teach how to improve skills in hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed and space management, braking and stopping distances, reaction time and how to avoid the dangers of distracted and impaired driving. Teens will learn from professional instructors sitting next to them.

This clinic is the next step beyond traditional driver education courses, and participants must have either their permit or driver’s license. Vehicles will be provided for this training.

Participants wanting to added the class must have either their permit or driver’s license. The program is free and vehicles will be provided to use during the event. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend the clinic and learn alongside participants. There will also be an information session for parents.

Teens can register for any of four training sessions. Each session runs 4 hours 30 minutes.

Tuesday, March 29
Session 1: 7:30 a.m.-noon
Session 2: 1-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30
Session 1: 7:30 a.m.-noon
Session 2: will be from 1-5:30 p.m.

Space is limited, so please register today at

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