Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults in the United States. To help curb that number, the North Dakota Department of Transportation hosted Ford’s Driving Skills for life program.
It was held at the Transportation Expo this afternoon. There, teens between 14 and 18 had the opportunity to drive through obstacle courses, learn the importance of seat belt safety, and test out the beer goggles. It certainly helped 14-year-old Sydney Weigel as she prepares to earn her permit.
“My mom told me it would be really good to learn about how things are on the road and to see real life situations and be put in simulations where you’re going forward and how much a seatbelt actually helps you stay back and not injured and just stuff like that,” said Weigel.
The Transportation Expo was put on to celebrate the D-O-T’s 100th anniversary.