Schools providing safe driving education

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – More than 45,000 students at 44 Michigan high schools will get driving safety education as part of a program for the 2015-2016 school year.

The state on Tuesday announced schools participating in the “Strive For a Safer Drive” campaign.

Schools can each get up to $1,000 as part of the program.

Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are working together in an effort to reduce teen crashes.

Some of the topics covered are distracted driving, seat belts and underage drinking.

The state says in 2014 there were 40,865 crashes in Michigan where the driver’s age was between 15 and 19, resulting in 69 deaths and 479 serious injuries.

More information on the schools involved can be seen here

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