By EDITH ZHOU
Capital News Service
LANSING – After its first year’s success, the Strive for a Safer Drive project is driving into its second year with more than double the number of participating schools. The program is a public-private partnership among AAA Michigan, Ford Driving Skills for Life and the Office of Highway Safety Planning. Jessica Russell, program manager, said 16 high schools participated last year. That number increased to 34 this year in 15 counties. “This year, the whole class or school clubs is participating in the project instead of the small groups in the past.