Driving Skills for Life advocates safety

HOLLIDAYSBURG — With prom season rolling in, this time of year may make parents nervous.

Matt Stuckey, president of Stuckey Ford, is no exception.

“We want kids to drive safe, especially this time of year. It’s important because we all have kids,” he said.

Stuckey and the Neighborhood Ford Store brought a safety assembly to Hollidaysburg on Tuesday.

The Ford Driving Skills for Life, established in part by the Governors Highway Safety Association, is meant to teach newly licensed teens and parents the necessary skills for safe driving. Stuckey Ford is the local Neighborhood Ford Store dealership, which includes 80 Ford dealers.

The partnership sponsored race car driver coach Mike Speck to present a safety presentation at Hollidays­burg.

Hollidaysburg Area High School Principal Maureen Letcher said the district was excited to team up with Stuckey to have the Ford Driving Skills for Life assembly.

“It is such an important time of the year to remind students to drive safely and to make smart decisions,” she said.

The students were encouraged to make a pledge consisting of driving safely for themselves and for the safety of others, limiting distraction while driving and not operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Mirror Staff Writer Russ O’Reilly is at 946-7435

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