Letters to the Editor

Teen driving skills

Memorial Day marks the start of summer driving — and what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teens on the roads. In 2012, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, close to 1,000 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers. More than 550 of those killed were teens, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presented by the nonprofit National Safety Council.

Metro Ford and Ford Motor Company encourage parents to talk to their teens about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, which contribute to the alarming statistics showing that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America.

Metro Ford is also encouraging teens to learn more about the dangers of distracted driving and to take a pledge to drive safe year-round. Teen drivers can go to www.drivingskillsforlife.com to take the pledge, find resources and participate in online training intended to help newly licensed drivers.

Danny Marks, general manager, Metro Ford, Miami

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