PRESS RELEASE : Driving Skills for Life Assembly


For more information contact:
New York State Police
Clarence, New York


Vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in America, claiming nearly 7,000 lives per year. Crash rates are the highest during a teen’s first few hundred miles on the road. In an attempt to reduce crashes among teens, Mrs. New York American Beauty, Jennifer Stehlar and the New York State Police will be conducting the first ever Driving Skills For Life assembly in New York State.

The assembly will be held on April 23, 2008 at the Iroquois Central High School. Two separate assemblies will be held from 8 am -9 am & 9 am – 10 am. The parent assembly is at 7 pm.

Driving Skills For Life is an award-winning national program created by Ford Motor Company, the Governors Highway Safety Association and a panel of safety experts. “The Driving Skills For Life program exemplifies a commitment to safety, not only by Ford Motor Company, but by an entire community,” said Jim Graham, Community Relations Manager, Ford Motor Company Fund. “School assemblies, along with the many additional Driving Skills For Life components, have made a significant impact on teen safety, and we strongly believe it’s the best and most complete teen driver safety program available.”

Press Release prepared by:
Zone Sergeant Joseph Wilkinson