Student at every high school in Michigan now have the opportunity to help make their fellow teens better, safer drivers by taking part in the "Strive for a Safer Drive Program." The public private partnership between Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway safety Planning seeks to reduce the leading cause of death for teens in traffic crashes.
In 2015, there were 41,961 crashes in michigan with a drivers age 15 to 19 years old.
These crashes resulted in 84 fatalities and 477 serious injuries.
Participating schools will receive one thousand dollars for their campaign.
Last year, St. Joseph County's Sturgis High School finished first in the state for their distracted driving and seat belt safety program. Three Rivers High School finished second and Lakewood High School earned 3rd place.
Participation and application information is available on Michigan dot gov/s4sd.