Ford Motor Company Fund has returned to Puerto Rico with its “Driving Skills for Life” program, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the island, it announced
This is the second
time that Ford brings its free program to Puerto Rico to help teens learn safe
driving skills beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
statistics from the 2017 Traffic Safety Commission, reckless driver behavior remains
a major contributing factor in fatal crashes in Puerto Rico, with most of the
fatalities being among those ages 16 – 24.
More than 300
students from public and private schools across the island are participating in
the two-day event that offers hands-on, driver-safety training led by
professional driving instructors. Training includes vehicle handling, hazard
recognition, impaired driving simulation exercises and other training elements.
teachers and parents attending the activities also will have the opportunity to
tour the Mobile Science Lab vehicle, donated by Ford to Centros Sor Isolina
Ferré and the Proyecto Nacer ‘On the Go’ Clinic — two initiatives that are part
of Ford’s ongoing recovery efforts on the island.
in a four-station workshop in the Mobile Science Lab to showcase the activities
available to schools in various communities by the traveling science lab.