10.16.14: Effort aims to improve driver education for youth
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan effort aims to improve driver education for young people and reduce the risk of crashes by offering scholarships for training courses.
The office of Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Big Brothers Big Sisters are working together on the “Keys to Safe Driving” effort. An event Thursday where scholarships are being presented highlights the involvement of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit.
Johnson’s office says less than half of young people in the Detroit area are licensed within one year of reaching Michigan’s minimum age for licensure, and a little more than half get a license before turning 18. Officials say young people can miss out on training opportunities.
The effort also involves All Star Driver Education and the T. Wall Foundation.