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|High School Students at Driving Program in Springfield; Local Schools Involved
|Hundreds of Illinois high school students are spending time behind the wheel this week, and they're squealing the tires with permission.
The Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program, along with state government officials, is holding a two-day event at the Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport in Springfield, and at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Students who attend schools that participate in the program, and who place in a contest for school awareness, are invited to attend these trainings.
Chloe Reim and Myka Fitch, 18, Salem, learned how to pull out of a skid by turning into it, rather than trying to turn out of it while hitting the brakes. Most of their skids brought the charcoal-colored Ford Mustang to a halt in the right place.
Eric Groeteke, 17, Springfield, made two runs on the distracted driving course. He says he forgot to check the rear-view mirrors, was distracted by loud music, and wasn't checking other lanes during the first run. The instructor congratulated him on the second try, especially pleased that Groeteke turned the music off.
Another station allowed students to put on goggles that mimicked being drunk. A fourth Required drivers to make a fast lane change based on stop lights at the end of the track.
"Ride and Drive" DSFL Illinois 2010 Winning Schools
1st place: Oak Forest HS
2nd place: John Hersey HS
3rd place: Palatine HS
4th place: St. Viator HS
5th place: Harold L. Richards HS
1st place: Gardner South Wilmington HS
2nd place: Lincoln Way Central HS
3rd place: HD Jacobs HS
4th place: Glenbard West HS
5th place: Glenbard North HS
1st place: Farmington High School
2nd place: AlWood High School
3rd place: Serena High School
1st place: Pekin High School
2nd place: Quincy High School
3rd place: Lanphier High School
4th place: Southeast High School
5th place tied: Beardstown High School & Deer Creek Macinaw High School
1st place: Oakland High School
2nd place: Hillside Bethel Christian School
3rd place: Donovan High School
4th place: Cissna High School
5th place tied: Clifton Central High School & Tuscola High School
1st place: Chester High School
2nd place: East Alton Wood River High School
3rd place: Civic Memorial High School
4th place: Trico High School
5th place: Granite City High School
1st place: Patoka High School
2nd place: Salem High School
3rd place: Thompsonville High School
4th place: Herrin High School
5th place: NCOE High School
(Illinois Radio Network)
|04 27 10 by Newsroom
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