Teens learn driving skills at Lucas Oil Raceway

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HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. (October 24, 2015) —More than 100 teens will learn driving skills at Lucas Oil Raceway Saturday morning as part of Teen Driver Safety Week.

The program focuses on four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management. The event will also discuss the dangers of distracted driving and offer teens the use of a special suit and goggles to mimic impaired driving.

The program is called the  Ford Driving Skills for Life program and was created in 2003 in conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association to provide teens with the skills and experience they need to become safer drivers.

In Indianapolis, the program has also partnered with the Traffic Safety Division State of Indiana. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death among American teenagers.