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Ford Driving Skills for Life

Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) teaches teens the skills they need to be safe on the roads. The program features a website, hands-on driving events, and other materials – focusing on these key skill areas: driver distraction, speed and space management, vehicle handling, and hazard recognition.

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See below for the latest activities. Or check out program highlights from the past three years: 2013, 2012 and 2011.

News Release: Ford Driving Skills for Life Advanced Driving Skills Program Begins Second Decade with New Content, Technology (March 20, 2014) pdf icon [172 KB, 3 pgs.]

State Involvement

For the fifth year in a row, Ford DSFL is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to bring elements of the program to their states. This year, grants are going to Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and North Dakota:

News Release: States Receive Teen Driving Grants to Address Risky Behaviors (May 30, 2014)

2014 National Tour

Arizona

Phoenix | November 11-12 | Phoenix Fire Training Academy


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Tucson | November 8-9 | Tucson Public Safety Academy


Kentucky

Louisville | September 13-14 | Kentucky Exposition Center


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Kansas & Missouri

Kansas City | August 21-22 | Worlds of Fun


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Colorado

Denver | July 22-23 | Dick's Sporting Goods Park


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Utah

Salt Lake City | June 20-21 | Manheim Utah


Michigan
The Michigan events were held in partnership with the Strive 4 A Safer Drive program.

Dearborn | May 1-2 | Dearborn Development Center


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Illinois

The Illinois events were held in partnership with the Operation Teen Safe Driving program.

News Release: Safety-Conscious Illinois Teens Rewarded with Advanced Driving Skills Training pdf icon [54 KB, 4 pgs.] (April 21)

Springfield | April 24-25 | Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Chicago | April 21-22 | U.S. Cellular Field

Texas

Dallas | March 22-23 | Lone Star Park

GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins; Robert White, of the TxDOT highway safety office; Ford DSFL Program Manager Jim Graham; and TxDOT highway safety director Terry Pence.
The new tents are all set and ready for Texas teens.

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