Sep 5, 2013

Show your school spirit on Instagram during Local 4 Friday Football Frenzy

Did you know that vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States?  Many teens lack the skills and knowledge required to be safe drives because they haven't had enough practice.  Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), est. in 2003, teaches newly licensed teens skills that make them better drivers.  These skills include hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management and space management.  Best of all, the program is FREE!!!  To find out more please visit their website:

@FordDSFL is asking teens to share their school spirit photos on Instagram.  Simply upload your image and use the hash tag #drivingschoolspirit and include the tag @FordDSFL for a chance to have your image appear in a featured slideshow on the Friday Football Frenzy page of ClickOnDetroit, and be entered to win one of many great prizes.

11 Great Tips for Parents: from FordDSFL
  1. Talk to your teen about safer driving.
  2. Talking to your teenager may not be the easiest thing you do, but it is one of the most important, no matter what the topic. 
  3. Teens can turn to web for tips to become better driver; moms and dads can learn something too.
  4. Be a good coach.
  5. Your teen driver should spend a good deal of time in the car with you before they drive on their own. Because of this, you need to know how to be a successful teacher. Show them the ropes, motivate them and have a good time. 
  6. Slow down.
  7. Excessive speed is a major factor in crashes involving teens. Tell your teenager to slow down and take their time. 
  8. Enforce restrictions on passengers.
  9. While you may think that your teen is ready to drive without any restrictions once they get their license, you may be wrong. The more passengers there are in a vehicle, the greater the risk is that your teen driver will get in an accident. 
  10. Warn them about drinking and driving.
  11. It starts with you. Talk to your teens about drinking and driving. Warn then about the dangers. Explain the consequences to them. 
I was selected for this sponsored post by HayThere Social Media.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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