auto education

Texting while driving
C. Todd Lopez / Photo courtesy of U.S. Army

Four high school students were recently awarded between $500 and $2,000 in scholarships.

The reason? Advocating against "distracted driving." Distracted driving includes any activity -- such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, talking to passengers -- that could divert a person's attention away from driving.

These students applied to Kelsey's Law Scholarship: a contest promoting awareness of the dangers of distracted driving through video, tweets, and graphic submissions.  

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Five Michigan community colleges are partnering on a pilot program to let students in automotive technology programs transfer among the schools without losing credits or having to repeat course work.

Delta College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community and Mott Community Colleges have signed the agreement. It was announced Friday by Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser.