Miami: Michelin and Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) chose ADTSEA (the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association) as the winner of $100,000 grant for its Teen Tyre Safety Awareness Program. The announcement was done at the Formala E Miami ePrix.
More than 5,000 teens in America die of automobile accidents every year. Around 2.2 million vehicle accients takes place in America each year, 12 percent of which are among inexperienced drivers and involve tyre related problems like insufficient tyre tread or imporoperly inflated tyres. Apart from this grant, Michelin anf FIA are also making resources available at beyondthedrivingtest.com, in a bid to help teens and parents brush up on their car and tyre maintenanace skills.
Through the grant program, ADTSEA will teach the teeanage drivers proper tyre mainetenence in order to enhance their safety. It is the professional organiation that is representing traffic safety educators throughout the United States and in other countries as well. The association won the entire $100,000 in grant funding for its proposal to come up with a tyre safety and maintenence training program and give education instruction as part of a one-dayworkshop for 200 driver education instructors in Miami and Long Beach.
Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America, said: “We are pleased to award the inaugural Michelin/FIA Teen Road Safety Grant to ADTSEA. Their proposal can easily be scaled to reach driver education teachers across the country and sustained well into the future. Through ADTSEA’s reach and commitment to quality education, we can help close a dangerous safety gap among teen drivers and create a lasting community legacy.”
Allen Robinson, chief executive officer of ADTSEA, said: “ADTSEA is honored to be awarded this grant from Michelin and the FIA, and we look forward to adding tire safety to our core curriculum. This is a natural extension of our mission to equip the novice driver with the skills to begin the lifelong learning process of driving in today’s challenging highway transportation system.”