With texting, cell phones and other distractions, teens need real-life exposure to road hazards in the safety of a high school.
The Strive for a Safer Drive initiative demonstrated the importance of road safety to about 30 Edsel Ford High School seniors Tuesday morning. Sponsored by AAA of Michigan, Ford Motor Co. and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, the initiative teaches students how to avoid accidents by using a computerized driving simulator. Additionally, the program encourages the formation of peer-to-peer traffic safety campaigns.
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Three cars were stolen in Dearborn during the last three days of July, extending the city’s string of auto-related thefts and prompting the Dearborn Police Department to warn residents of vehicle-related crimes. A 2011 white Honda Civic was stolen from its parking spot outside AMC Star Fairlane July 29, according to Dearborn police. The victim said she left the car at 6 p.m. and returned at 9:45 p.m. to find a different car in her spot, a police report said. The 20-year-old Plymouth woman said she was not late on car payments, adding that her boyfriend—who has the only other set of keys—didn’t take the vehicle, the report said. There was no broken glass at the scene. Another vehicle theft occurred the following day, when a 2004 dark blue …