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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 and check out program highlights from recent years: 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

State Grants

For the sixth year in a row, Ford DSFL will be awarding grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to bring elements of the program to their states.

2015 National Tour

Program Milestone: 50-State Reach!

This year, Ford DSFL will take its free hands-on training experience to nearly 25 locations in the U.S., almost double the typical number. By the end of 2015, Ford DSFL will have conducted hands-on clinics in all 50 states.

See where we have been so far below. Next up are: Dearborn, Michigan; and Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Other locations include: Northern California; Fargo, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wisconsin; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Northern New Jersey; Charleston, West Virginia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Phoenix, Arizona; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Visit to register or for the latest details.

Where We've Been in 2015

Illinois - Operation Teen Safe Driving
Operation Teen Safe Driving challenges the creativity of Illinois teens to develop and implement community-based programs to reduce fatalities and injuries due to traffic crashes among their peers. Learn more at

Chicago | April 30 - May 1 | U.S. Cellular Field

Media Coverage

Springfield | April 27-28 | 183rd Fighter Wing, Illinois Air National Guard


San Antonio | March 21-22 | Manheim Auto Auction

The rain provides another opportunity to learn.

GHSA Member Terry Pence addresses the teens.

Miami | February 14-15 | Sun Life Stadium

All set up and ready to roll!

Teens try on the impairment goggles.

Media Coverage