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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 in Bismarck on Saturday, May 12 at the Bismarck Event Center. The
deadline to register for this traffic safety event is Friday, May 4.
There will be two sessions available to attend
from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is limited to 50 teens per
session. The Alive at 25 course will also be available for those teens who are
interested. Alive at 25 is an interactive classroom course designed to reduce
the likelihood of young drivers ending up in a motor vehicle crash.
The Ford DSFL program 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,
visually see 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.
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death
for people ages 15-24 in the United States. In 2017 in North Dakota, one teen
driver crash occurred every three hours. 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 zero fatalities and
serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes in North Dakota through the Vision
be a part of this exclusive and exciting opportunity, visit the NDDOT website
at www.dot.nd.gov/dsfl To confirm your registration,
you will receive an email from the NDDOT prior to the event. Parents are highly
encouraged to attend.