Ford Kicks-Off Belt It Out: Sing for Safety Campaign

The ‘Belt it Out’ song-writing competition is part of Ford’s nationwide Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program, which kicked-off last October. The carmaker announced yesterday it has narrowed down the search for a winning song to ten, which were the most relevant promote safe driving behaviors. Winners will receive up to $5,000 each.

Entries from the ten finalists are posted at the following link, where you can vote for your favorite song. The finalists come from Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. Four of them are solo artists and the rest are comprised of bands with 4 or 5 teens.

The top five vote getters will then move forward to the final round of the competition on May 1. One Tree Hill’s Kate Voegele, Ford Driving Skills for Life spokesperson will select the top three winners. An announcement of the winners will be made June 1.

"As a father of a young adult, I know first-hand a parent's worry when new drivers take to the road," Jim Graham, Manager, Ford Driving Skills for Life, said in a release. "It is gratifying to see teenagers excited about learning and sharing safe driving messages and to hear the heartfelt thanks of parents."

Ford Driving Skills for Life emphasizes four key skill areas: speed management, space management, vehicle handling and hazard recognition.  Experts have identified the lack of these skills to be the cause of approximately 60 percent of vehicle crashes for newly licensed drivers aged 16 to 19.

The training methods created by the FDSFL are designed to help teens recognize and avoid driving distractions such as manually dialing a phone or texting.
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