Parents who want give their teens a little more training behind the wheel can register for a free hands-on driving-skills program this weekend.

“Driving Skills for Life” is a program from the Ford Motor Co. Four half-day training sessions — from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — will take place at the Tucson Police Training Facility, 10001 S. Wilmot Road. Tucson Police Department driving instructors will assist with the training.

Teens will get to drive specially equipped vehicles and learn how to improve their skills in four key areas: hazard recognition, vehicle handling, space management and speed management. Distracted driving also will be covered.

The program is for teens who are newly licensed drivers or who have a valid learner’s permit. Parents are invited to attend the program.

Go to  for more information or to register.

Kimberly Matas