- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - A program is working to help Michigan teenagers become safer drivers with youth-led traffic safety campaigns.

AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning are promoting the Strive For a Safer Drive program.

In 2013, AAA says there were more than 41,000 crashes in Michigan with a driver ages 15-19. Those crashes included 103 fatalities and 821 serious injuries.

The program is being offered in the following counties: Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ottawa, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne.

More than 900 high schools may apply by Oct. 31 and up to 50 will be selected. Schools get up to $2,000.

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Online:

https://www.michigan.gov/s4sd

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