It was so early in the morning that it still felt like night. The dog barked; then the doorbell rang. Light from a flashlight was coming through the windows at the front door. When we opened the door, we saw the badge and the hat. Much of what happened in the moments and days afterward is still a fog.
Resources for Teen Driving
Parent and Teen Classes
Alexa’s Hugs collaborates with Safe Kids of Larimer County and UC Health to bring these classes to northern Colorado parents and teens free of charge. This is made available through grant funding provided by CDOT and NHTSA.
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Teach Your Teen to Drive
The Issues Around Newly Licensed Drivers
Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Nearly 3,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Two major areas contribute to this alarming statistic: 1) inexperience of young drivers and 2) issues surrounding distracted and impaired driving. Both of these issues need to be addressed in any reputable teen safe driving program.
Ford Driving Skills for Life – A Safe Driving Solution
Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) was established in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts to teach newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs.
The program is international in scope touching not only the United States but many areas around the world.The basic premise behind Ford Driving Skills for Life is to provide a step in the learning process, providing new skills and information not currently shared with newly licensed drivers in the basic driver education courses.
Training is conducted in both hands-on and web-based curriculum and the entire program is available at no cost.Training conducted under the Ford Driving Skills for Life program addresses both the inexperience factor as well as issues surrounding distracted driving. Results over the past ten years of this effort have been outstanding. For best results, we encourage both teens and parents to engage in the instruction together.Visit the Academy
Fit Your Vehicle
Alexa’s Hugs has a certified technician to show senior drivers how well their vehicle fits them. Our trained technician offers helpful tips to assist with seating, steering wheel and mirror adjustments. Alexa’s Hugs is proud to partner with UC Health in this very important program.
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