Does your teen driver clean his room, take out the trash, wash his own laundry? And if your teen isn’t helping around the house, is she maintaining her car properly? Many drivers, particularly, young drivers, overlook basic tire maintenance, a potentially dangerous mistake.
The Michelin and FIA Teen Road Safety Grant has Just been Announced!
Of the 2.2 million accidents per year among inexperienced drivers, 12 percent can be attributed to tire related issues– such as insufficient tread or pressure— yet few driver’s education programs offer instruction on tire maintenance and safety. To help bridge this gap, Michelin and FIA have awarded a $100,000 Teen Road Safety Grant to ADTSEA (the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association), to benefit driver’s ed programs in Long Beach, CA and Miami, FL, in conjunction with the debut U.S. Formula E races held there this year.
In addition, Michelin and FIA made car and tire maintenance resources available to parents and teens as part of their Beyond the Driving Test campaign; for downloadable tip sheets and more information, visit beyondthedrivingtest.com.
Join a special AGirlsGuidetoCars and TravelingMom twitter party where we will discuss tire safety and teen driving.
We have teamed up with Michelin to share tips about safer teen driving and educating teens about tire safety.
Best of all you can win a pair of Michelin Premier tires, valued at $580.
Check out all the details to enter and join the party below.
We’ll be chatting about tire safety and teen driving education:
WHEN: Monday March 23, 9-10 pm ET (8-9 pm CT; 7-8 pm MT; 6-7 pm PT)
WHAT: Twitter party – tire safety AND teen driving eduction
HOW TO JOIN: Follow the hashtags #TMOM and #SafeTires
How to Enter: Enter your Twitter handle, follow @A Girls Guide to Cars and @TravelingMoms and check out the giveaway using the widget below for your chances to win! To be eligible to win you must enter the Rafflecopter below and participate in the Twitter party using #SafeTires. Tell your friends for extra chances!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Must be 18 or older to enter, US addresses only. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Must fill out rafflecopter, and have unique tweets during the twitter party using the hashtags #TMOM and #SafeTires. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED at the end of the #SafeTires Twitter Party on March 23rd at 10PM Eastern.