GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2015) — Michelin North America Inc. and the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) have published the first national tire-safety training module for driving instructors.
The goal of the national awareness program is to reduce preventable crashes among teen drivers. The update, according to Michelin and the ADTSEA, standardizes tire-safety education materials and provides a collection of new resources, including videos and hands-on exercises for instructors and students. The module will be incorporated into the ADTSEA 3.0 Driver Education Curriculum and will be made available for free download on the ADTSEA website.
In advance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin and ADTSEA delivered the new tire-safety module in Miami Oct. 17 at a free workshop for Florida driving instructors at the Marriott Miami Airport Conference Center. Michelin said a local tire professional from American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. (ATD) supported instruction by providing outdoor tire-safety demonstrations.
“Michelin and ADTSEA have worked closely to create a new educational course that directly addresses the critical issue of tire safety for new drivers,” said Sheryl Wilkerson, vice president of federal government relations for the tire maker. “Michelin is committed to reducing the number of preventable crashes involving teen drivers by providing simple tire-safety education tools and tactics that can help save lives.”