Local Ford Dealer Pleased to Inform Columbus Teens about “Driving Skills for Life”

Ford’s Driving Skills for Life, a half-day program designed to teach teenagers about proper driving techniques, will be traveling through Ohio this summer. Columbus-area dealership Bob Chapman Ford is directing young drivers to register at www.drivingskillsforlife.com.

Online PR News – 11-June-2012 – Columbus, OH – Every summer, a new wave of teenagers hits America’s roadways without adequate preparation for the dangers that lurk with every passing mile. Ford’s Driving Skills for Life program is striving to arm these fledgling drivers with the knowledge they need to drive safely. Bob Chapman Ford wants its customers to know that this educational effort will appear in Columbus this summer.

Professional instructors will work with young drivers on a closed course at the Manheim Auto Auction in Grove City. Over the course of a half day, participants will learn how to improve their focus in the areas of driver distraction, speed/space management, vehicle handling and hazard recognition.

"This is a time of year when many teens are driving more miles, perhaps to work or summer activities," said Jim Graham, manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life. "Also teens frequently drive with other teens in the vehicle, adding to the risk for these less experienced drivers."

The instructional clinic is open to teens who are between the ages of 15 and 19 and have a driver’s license. Only the first 1,200 applicants will be accepted.

Ford Driving Skills for Life is a cooperative effort presented in association with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services, the Governors Highway Safety Association and Westfield Insurance. Events will also be held in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

For more information on Ford’s Driving Skills for Life program, visit Bob Chapman Ford at their Marysville, Ohio dealership near Columbus. Customers can also connect with Bob Chapman Ford at http://chapmanford.com, on Facebook (facebook.com/josephbchapman) or via Twitter (@bobchapmanford).

About Bob Chapman Ford

Bob Chapman Ford is a Columbus Ford dealership that’s been serving the area for over 100 years. They carry an extensive lineup of new 2012 and 2013 Ford cars, trucks and SUVs. In addition, Bob Chapman Ford offers a vast used selection, financing, parts and first-class Ford service and repair.