Michigan students participating in safe driving campaign | Michigan News

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students at 38 Michigan high schools are participating in the peer-led road safety campaign “Strive for a Safer Drive.”

The program is in its 11th year and aims to reduce crashes involving teens by encouraging them to talk with other teens and their communities about safe driving choices.

It is a public-private partnership between the Ford Motor Co. Fund’s Driving Skills for Life program and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning.

Each school receives $1,000, which students use to create a teen-led campaign that will educate their classmates and community about road safety topics including speeding; seat belt use; the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and passengers; and impaired driving, distraction, night and winter.

Schools then submit videos or presentations outlining their campaigns. The top five schools judged to have winning campaigns will receive cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,500.

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Since its inception in 2011, 176 Michigan high schools have participated in “Strive for a Safer Drive.”

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