Vallery Ford Launches New Extended Service Plan Website

In an effort to better serve our customers, we have launched a brand new web site dedicated to showcasing our wide array of extended service plan options. Jason Boothe, our Financial Products Manager, believes the new site will put a wealth of information in our customer’s hands, making it possible for them to see the value and benefits of protecting their vehicles with a Ford Protect plan.

Those interested in learning more may visit the site at www.valleryfordESP.com.

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Ford Dealers Give More Than $100 Million to Causes in 2016

Ford Dealers Give More Than $100 Million to Causes in 2016

•Ford dealers contributed to a variety of causes in 2016, with the largest number being children’s causes, environmental and hunger relief, education and scholarships, and initiatives to aid veterans, police, fire and first responders
•Ford and Lincoln dealers donated more than $100 million and volunteered more than 800,000 hours in 2016, according to Ford’s annual Dealer Giving survey
•Six dealers from around the world are being honored for exceptional community service as part of Ford’s Salute to Dealers

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 26, 2017 – Ford and Lincoln dealers in the U.S. gave more than $100 million and 800,000 hours to local causes and nonprofits in 2016 – according to Ford Motor Company’s annual survey on Dealer Giving.

The survey coincides with the 17th-annual Salute to Dealers Awards being delivered at the 2017 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention and Expo in New Orleans. Ford and Lincoln dealers participating in the survey donated approximately $114 million. This generosity reflects Ford Motor Company’s global brand promise to Go Further in delivering great products, a strong business and a better world.

In the survey, nearly 80 percent of dealers said their teams give both time and money to local causes. Most dealers say they are driven to make a difference in their communities because giving is a part of their dealership tradition.

Ford and Lincoln dealer employees reported volunteering a total of more than 800,000 hours in 2016. This donation of time and support is a boon for local charities, with many reporting budget and staff shortages.

“Time and time again our dealers find ways to truly go further in their communities,” said Edsel B. Ford II, who chairs the Salute to Dealers awards program and is a member of the Ford Board of Directors. “I am continually amazed by the selfless efforts of our honorees and nominees who choose to make a difference in people’s lives every day.”

Dealers give to causes that address a broad range of community needs – from children’s charities to the environment, from education and health care to parks, municipal services and disaster relief.

In 2016, children’s causes topped the list, with 69 percent of responding dealers donating, followed by 62 percent giving to education and scholarships. Fifty-six percent gave to veteran’s causes, while 46 percent participated in initiatives focused on police, fire and other first responders.

To demonstrate Ford’s commitment to its thousands of dealer owners who step beyond their showroom doors to make a difference, Ford launched the Salute to Dealers awards in 2001.

This year, Edsel B. Ford II and four other judges selected six winners from a total global field of nearly 80 nominees from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, plus Africa and the Middle East regions.

As part of the award, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is donating $10,000 to a charity of each dealer’s choice.

A painted portrait of each honoree features a montage of the philanthropic and volunteer activities that led to the award. Duplicates of the portraits will join a Salute to Dealers display in the lobby of Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.

Ford’s 2016 awards recognize the following dealers for their unparalleled generosity and commitment to their communities:

Ken Crowley, Crowley Ford Lincoln, Plainville, Conn.

Ken Crowley has a passion for public service, as demonstrated by Crowley’s annual JDRF Golf Tournament that has raised more than $1 million to support the fight against Type 1 diabetes and the search for a cure.

Crowley also is actively involved in Operation Embracing Lonely Families (E.L.F.), a program that benefits the families of deployed troops by hosting an annual Christmas party and providing families with food, toys and money.

Additionally, Crowley Ford Lincoln was one of the first dealerships in the nation to participate in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Employer Partnership Initiative, the purpose of which is to train and hire veterans in civilian careers after their discharge from active duty.

Crowley’s dealership personnel also serve as event ambassadors in the Drive 4 UR School and the Lincoln Driven to Give programs, providing dealerships around the country with tips and information on how to help schools and charities host fundraising events.

Crowley’s personal dedication to these initiatives, and the many other services and charitable endeavors he takes part in, typify his leadership and compassion for helping others.

Natalie Tindol, Tindol Ford, Gastonia, N.C.

Natalie Tindol has positively affected countless lives in the Gaston County community. As a fitness instructor at the local YMCA, she is a positive role model, inspiring members to develop a healthy mind, body and spirit.

Tindol also is passionate about her role with the local Girl Scouts, where she’s been a troop leader for 13 years, working with young girls to develop leadership qualities and self-confidence. She believes the influence a caring adult has on a child will last a lifetime.

As the past president of the Community Foundation of Gaston County, Tindol assisted with the coordination of an annual event where over 100 nonprofits come together to raise money for their charitable organizations, generating more than $12 million over the past 12 years.

Natalie uses her dealership as a platform to strengthen countless lives in the community, raising money for the local Boy Scouts, the Gastonia Police Foundation and schools across the county through the Education Foundation. With her caring spirit, positive attitude and willingness to give of herself, Tindol is a humanitarian in the truest sense.

Alan Jay Wildstein, Alan Jay Ford Lincoln, Inc., Sebring, Fla.

Alan Jay Wildstein has built an incredible legacy of generosity, selflessness and commitment to his community. In addition to annually donating to hundreds of charities, events, organizations and individuals, Wildstein has established several favorites that he and his management team are especially proud of which are highlighted below.

The Alan Jay Wheels for A’s program gives one graduating senior at each of five local high schools a late-model vehicle as they start the next chapters of their lives. Seniors earn entries into the drawing with each ‘A’ they record during their senior academic year. Nearly 70 vehicles have been given away to date, through live drawings during each school’s commencement ceremonies.

Additionally, Wildstein has sponsored 16 Habitat for Humanity homes, with no. 17 now committed for 2017.

Each holiday season for more than 20 years, Wildstein adopts a local elementary school. Wildstein and many of the Alan Jay team members dress as Santa and elves, distributing toys to each and every one of the over 500 students.

Arguably, Wildstein’s greatest talent has been his ability to plant the seeds of philanthropy in the hearts of his 400 team members, who actively give their time, money and efforts throughout the community all year long.

Vaughn A. Wyant, Jubilee Ford Sales Ltd., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Vaughn Wyant is a true leader in his community, with a deep-rooted commitment to improving the lives of others. Wyant led a hands-on effort, with fellow dealers and local businesses, to create and auction a custom-designed Ford F-100 truck at Barrett-Jackson, raising $450,000 USD for the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. The project highlighted his vision, leadership and dedication to working together for a common goal.

For more than 25 years, Wyant and his company have been the lead sponsor of the Black Tie Bingo for Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation, which has raised over $2 million for critical services and equipment in health care.

Wyant also donated $1 million toward the construction of a new, world-class art gallery that will be a great cultural learning and meeting place for young and old alike – leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Most recently, Wyant made a $500,000 donation to the University of Saskatchewan to help construct a new sports and recreation facility for community use. In his family life and beyond, by lending a hand with manual labor or investing his time and resources for a charitable cause, Wyant constantly looks for ways to be involved and make a difference.

Paul Brown, John Andrew Ford, Auckland, New Zealand

Paul Brown is a dedicated advocate and supporter of Camp Quality, a charitable initiative that focuses on improving the quality of life for children living with cancer. The program provides summer camps and year-round activities in a stress-free and caring environment. Proceeds from his dealership’s many fundraising efforts – over $950,000 to date – have helped Camp Quality grow its offerings and the number of children they can accommodate.

Brown also is a generous supporter of the BDO Wellington to Auckland Cycle Challenge, a seven-day, cross-country event that raises money for a variety of charitable causes. Each year his dealership donates vehicles to the winners of the corporate challenge race, who in turn assign the vehicles to be used by selected charities, including the Cancer Society and Ronald McDonald House, among others.

Brown has recently completed two terms on local school boards, spearheading fundraising efforts and donating his personal time to important educational projects. Brown has undeniably established a reputation for caring and is a true role model for his community.

Turgay Mersin, Sadıkoğlu, Uşak, Turkey

Turgay Mersin and his family’s dealership group have made significant contributions to their country’s economy and their community at large. Mersin has shown a steadfast commitment to projects with a focus on improving educational opportunities, health awareness and the social well-being of the community.

Mersin’s passion for education includes donating funds to help build several schools, as well as initiating and supporting a business club with a local university that pairs students with industry and business.

On the health front, Mersin regularly supports the Association of Disabled Persons and a local nonprofit organization that raises cancer awareness through the Today One Hour and Tomorrow One Life campaign.

His contributions to social causes include building a new mosque for the community and raising awareness and social sensitivity regarding violence against women. Environmental contributions are also important to him and include creating a “Memorial Wood” through the planting of more than 3,000 trees, as well as the building of a new well to provide much-needed water in Tanzania.

Each year, Mersin finds new ways to support the community, providing the needed time, resources and educational opportunities to support its growth and prosperity.

Ford Mustang Is Best-Selling Sports Coupe Globally; Customer Demand for Iconic Pony Car Continues to Rise

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DEARBORN, Mich., April 20, 2016 – In its first year of global availability, Ford Mustang became the world’s best-selling sports coupe. Demand for the iconic pony car remains insatiable.

According to company analysis of the most recent registration data from IHS Automotive, Ford sold around 110,000 Mustang Coupes globally in 2015 – topping all other sports coupe competitors.

That record was achieved despite limited availability for most of the year in such key markets like China and the United Kingdom. Additionally, Ford sold around 30,000 Mustang Convertibles, for total nameplate sales of 141,868 vehicles – making Mustang far and away the best-selling two-door sports car in the world.

“U.S. consumers have enjoyed interesting foreign sports cars for decades, so it was time for the Americans to return the favor with the worldwide launch of the new Mustang,” says Erich Merkle, Ford sales analyst. “Global markets have responded in a huge way. Ford Mustang was the only sports coupe in the world with more than 100,000 units registered last year.”

Global data for 2015 suggests Mustang has room to grow overseas this year as many markets begin to take delivery of their full allotment. So far, Merkle notes, global customers are most interested in V8-equipped Mustangs.

“While much of the growth in Mustang demand in the United States has come from coastal markets – especially Southern California – and millennials opting for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, buyers in other countries prefer the V8,” he says. “That unmistakable V8 warble is a hot commodity outside the U.S.”

Mustang in Europe, Middle East and Africa
To date, more than 16,600 customers in Europe have ordered a Ford Mustang, which went on sale there last summer. Shipments from Flat Rock Assembly Plant, exclusive production home to Mustang, began in the latter half of 2015. Of the 13,000 sold last year, 4,700 are now in customer hands.

Several significant markets, including United Kingdom, began selling Mustang in the fourth quarter. Total sales there top 3,500 cars, with the first 1,000 pony cars delivered to customers in March.

In Germany, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in March, according to data published by German Federal Motor Transport Authority, KBA. Despite relatively high gas prices, the 5.0-liter V8 is the No. 1 engine choice in Germany. The country also has the highest international take-rate for the convertible model, with one in three sales.

Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last month in France, according to data from the Association Auxilliaire de l’Automobile. Ford sold 339 Mustangs in France in first-quarter 2016.

Incremental sales in South Africa, Cyprus and Malta are helping boost Mustang volume.

EcoBoost, V8 pony cars are big in Asia
In fourth-quarter 2015, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in China as exports made their way to dealerships in volume, according to IHS registration data. Buyers in China favor EcoBoost versions.

In its first three months on sale in Australia, Mustang ranks as the best-selling sports coupe. Demand is so strong, the pony car was initially sold out through 2017, but an additional 2,000 Mustangs are slated to ship Down Under by the end of this year.

More than 90 percent of buyers in Australia and New Zealand are opting for the V8 version.

Mustang maintains leadership in North America
In March, Mustang sales of 12,563 cars in the United States outperformed sales of 12,248 for the new Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger combined, according to published figures. Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the U.S. for all of 2015 and through the first quarter of 2016, according to industry-reported numbers.

In Canada, Mustang sales leadership is nothing new; it has outsold Camaro every year since 1985, according to data from the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association. Ford has the best-selling sports coupe in Canada.

And in Mexico, Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe last year, according to IHS registration data. Mustang sales were up 176 percent in Mexico in 2015 versus 2014.

Vallery Ford 50th Anniversary Celebration (1964)

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

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Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the "Waverly News" celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Newspaper clipping taken from the a March 1964 edition of the “Waverly News” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio.

Ford Fusion, Escape and Continue Record-Setting Pace

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WAVERLY, OH– Ford Motor Company’s U.S. sales grew 14 percent in May, with cars up 9 percent, utilities up 15 percent and trucks up 18 percent. Retail sales increased 17 percent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.

Our fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape have set monthly sales records for four straight months,” said Vallery Ford General Manager John Emerine, “F-Series sales – fueled by construction growth and pent-up demand – reached their highest level in more than six years.”

Fusion posted its best-ever May sales of 29,553 vehicles – with its strongest areas of sales growth in the western and southeastern areas of the U.S.

The fuel-efficient Escape small utility posted its best-ever sales month since being introduced 13 years ago – a 26 percent increase with 29,123 vehicles sold last month.

America’s best-selling pickup, the F-Series had its strongest May sales result since 2005. F-Series’ 71,604 sales in May represented a 31 percent increase versus last year and its 22nd straight monthly sales increase.  

In addition, Ford announces its 2013 third-quarter North American production. The company plans to build 740,000 vehicles in the third quarter, up 10 percent from the 673,000 vehicles produced in the third quarter of 2012.

The third quarter plan includes the company’s recent announcement to add 40,000 vehicles from a reduced July summer shutdown and the addition of 200,000 units of annualized straight-time capacity starting in the fall of this year.

Second quarter production of 800,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.

Ford Marks Countdown to 50 Years of Mustang with All-New Licensed Products

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  • A select group of licensees will produce merchandise and apparel to celebrate 50 years of continuous Mustang production
  • Celebrating its centennial this year, Union, N.J.-based Schott NYC was one of the first manufacturers to sign on for the 50 Years licensing program, designing a one-off Mustang jacket to commemorate the occasion
NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 – The Ford Mustang will soon become the newest member of a very exclusive club – vehicles in continuous production for 50 years. To help mark this milestone, 50 companies will sell products including watches, T-shirts, model cars and more that celebrate the Mustang’s first 50 years.
“During its first 49 years of production, Mustang has come to evoke a variety of emotions in our customers – freedom, independence and being true to one’s self – just to name a few,” said John Nens, Ford’s team lead for Global Brand Licensing. “We’re marking this Mustang milestone with a distinctive collection of licensed products from select manufacturers that will carry the unique Mustang 50 Years logo.”
For more information, please visit Ford’s Media Page here:

Teen Driving Deaths on the Rise; Parents Can Help Reverse Trend

This photo, take at the Ford Driving Skills conference was held in Columbus, Ohio.

This photo, take at the Ford Driving Skills conference was held in Columbus, Ohio.

[WAVERLY, OH, 03/22/2013]– Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for American teens. In recent weeks, a number of crashes involving teen drivers have led to more than a dozen teenagers tragically losing their lives. And a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that teen driver fatalities are on the rise among 16-17-year-old drivers.

By setting a good example behind the wheel, parents can increase the chances their children will adopt safe driving practices,” said John Emerine, President of Vallery Ford in Waverly, Ohio. “While state laws and educational programs are critical, ultimately, parents are the most critical component to keep their teen drivers safe.

Parents can help reverse that trend. Research done for Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program shows teens tend to emulate how their parents drive. In fact, more than three quarters of teens and tweens surveyed say they rely heavily on their parents’ advice when they start to drive. 

Tips for parents

Experts from Ford Driving Skills for Life have tips on what parents can do to help their teens be better drivers:

  • Engage in the driving process – As teens get closer to earning/acquiring their learner’s permit, parents should actively engage with them about driving. Talk about safe driving behaviors, practice with them, seek educational opportunities, and be clear that unsafe actions won’t be tolerated.
  • Buckle up – It’s the law, and if parents don’t wear their seat belts, their teen is more likely to do the same. In a crash, a person not buckled up is much more likely to be injured or killed than someone wearing a seat belt.
  • Never speed – Research done for Ford Driving Skills for Life shows that if parents speed, their teens are more likely to do the same. Excessive speed continues to be a factor in about one third of all traffic deaths nationally.
  • Don’t drive distracted – By setting a tough “no distractions” rule for their teens and modeling this same behavior, parents send the message that distracted driving will not be tolerated.
  • Don’t follow too closely – Parents should keep the proper distance from the car in front of them. Rear end collisions are common and preventable.
  • Always scan ahead for hazards– Parents should remind their teens to be aware of what is going on around them by scanning to the right and left as they drive
  • Limit the number of passengers – Research shows young drivers can easily be distracted by just one additional passenger – increasing the risk of a crash exponentially. Many graduated driver’s license programs restrict the number of passengers as a condition of issuing an early license or permit; parents should enforce those restrictions.
  • Never drink and drive – Parents should remind teens that drinking and driving will not be tolerated.

Ford Driving Skills for Life

In addition to hands-on clinics, Ford Driving Skills for Life will reach an additional 150 high schools with its safe driving materials, Web-based learning, partnerships with state highway safety agencies, fun contests and free educational materials for parents and teachers.

You can find more information online at DrivingSkillsForLife.com.