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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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Teen Driver Publications

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 is taking 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.

Where We're Going

The program is rounding out it's 2015 tour with stops in Arizona and New Mexico. Visit to register or for the latest details.

Where We've Been in 2015


Indianapolis | October 24 | Lucas Oil Raceway

Media Coverage

New Jersey

Pine Hill | October 20 | Overbrook High School


Hartford | October 17-18


Foxborough | October 15 | Gillette Stdium

West Virginia

Charleston | August 15 | Air National Guard


Cheyenne | August 6-7 | Army National Guard Base

South Dakota

Sioux Falls | June 25-26 | State Highway Patrol

Media Coverage


Madison | July 18-19 | Hill Farms State Transportation Building


Des Moines | July 15-16 | ADESA Auto Auction


Omaha | July 11-12 | Manheim Omaha

North Dakota

Fargo | July 7-8 | Hector International Airport


Sacramento | June 13-14 | McClellan Park

GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins with Ford DSFL Global Program Manager Jim Graham.

California Office of Traffic Safety Director Rhonda Craft.

San Francisco | June 10-11 | Cow Palace

Michigan - Srive For A Safer Drive
S4SD is a Michigan high school-based safe-driving initiative led by teens for teens. Each year, the program culminates with a free hands-on driving clinic with professional driving instructors. Learn More

Dearborn | May 15 | Ford Motor Company

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.

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