Title Strive For A Safer Drive

Strive For A Safer Drive (S4SD) is a teen driving initiative aimed at reducing serious traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities among Michigan's most inexperienced drivers - teens. It is presented by AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life, and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

S4SD provides funding and resources to help teens teach other teens about safe driving. The program is open to all Michigan high schools with the goal being to reduce teen driver traffic fatalities and serious injuries.  Topics can include distracted driving, seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, and winter driving.

Each participating school receives up to $1,000 for students to create teen-led traffic safety campaigns aimed at educating their fellow classmates. Participating schools are eligible to send students to a free hands-on driving clinic with professional driving instructors.

During the half-day Ride & Drive events, students will learn key skills and gain experience in the areas that contribute to more than 60 percent of teen crashes, including:  hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed and space management, distracted, and impaired driving.

Check out this video from the 2013 hands-on driving events: