National conference focuses attention on highway traffic safety
David Moore September 2, 2014 | WGVU
With classes back in, drivers
are once again dealing with school buses, calling for extra caution.And that’s only one of a number of challenges
facing *new drivers.
unused to being in the pilot’s seat, just navigating around on an empty street
or parking lot can often be nerve wracking.Drivers’ Ed courses teach safety above everything else, and there’s a
lot of attention this coming weekend to that subject, as Grand Rapids hosts the
Governors Highway Safety Association Conference.
The conference, which will attract people
from all over the U.S., highlights all aspects of traffic safety, with special
focus on new drivers.
Among the biggest dangers for teen drivers is distracted
“Not necessarily the ones you
think like texting.There’s just been
some research come out showing a lot of the new drivers really limit that
because they are scared a little bit on the road.But there’s other types of distractions such
as additional passengers, loud music, peer pressure, things like that.So I’d have to say distractions for sure.”
is with Ford Driving Skills for Life, one of the conference presenters.The event runs
September 6-10 at the Amway Grand Plaza
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