Transparent
State Laws & FundingNewsMeetingsIssuesPublicationsResourcesAbout UsMembers Only
Issues



Calendar Icon Highway Safety Calendar

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign Up for GHSA News

Ford Driving Skills for Life logo

Ford Driving Skills for Life

2012 Highlights

State Grants

In 2012, Ford DSFL awared $20,000 each to five GHSA members to conduct teen driving initiatives incorporating its award-winning program.

National Tour

Ford DSFL continued its popular national tour in 2012, focusing on high schools in the rural northwest. See below for a list of their stops, or check out the 2011 Tour highlights.

News Release: From Alaska to Hollywood, Ford’s Global Driving Skills for Life Explores New Ground to Train New Drivers PDF icon (Sept. 5, 2012)

Great Falls, Montana

Nov. 8: C.M. Russell High School
Great Falls, Montana

Powering through the weather in Big Sky Country.
Powering through the weather in Big Sky Country.


 

Bozeman, Montana

Oct. 31: Belgrade High School
Belgrade, Montana

Big Sky teens test their skills on the course.
Congrats to all of the students who successfully made it through the advanced driver's training courses!


 

Missoula, Montana

Oct. 24: Big Sky High School
Missoula, Montana

Big Sky teens test their skills on the course.
Big Sky teens test their skills on the course.

Media Coverage: Crash Course in Safe Driving (Oct. 25, ABC FOX Montana)

Oct. 25: Sentinal High School
Missoula, Montana

Lead driver Mike Speck speaking to more than 1,000 students.
Lead driver Mike Speck speaking to more than 1,000 students.

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Oct. 17: Post Falls High School
Post Falls, Idaho

A beautiful fall day for learning about the dangers of drunk driving.
A beautiful fall day for learning about the dangers of drunk driving.

Media Coverage: OMG ... 130 texting charges (Oct. 22, The Coeur d' Alene Press)

 

Helena, Montana

Oct. 11: Jefferson High School
Boulder, Mont.

Mike Speck talks to Jefferson High teens.
Mike Speck talks to Jefferson High teens.

Oct. 13: Hands-On Driving Event
Helena, Mont.

Just a few of the teens who got to test out their driving skills at the Helena event.
Just a few of the teens who got to test out their driving skills at the Helena event.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Oct. 3: Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
Coquitlam, B.C.

Teens in the Canadian pilot program learn that no one can text and drive safely.
Teens in the Canadian pilot program learn that no one can text and drive safely.

Media Coverage: Thor Tests His Driving Skills In The Live Eye (Oct. 3, Breakfast Television - Vancouver, B.C.)

Anchorage, Alaska

Sept. 22: Sullivan Arena

An Anchorage teen hones his driving skills in this Ford Mustang.
An Anchorage teen hones his driving skills in this Ford Mustang.

Sept. 23: Sullivan Arena

Standing room only at the final morning session in Anchorage
Standing room only at the final morning session in Anchorage.

Wasilla, Alaska

Sept. 19: Wasilla High School

Wasilla teen drivers in front of the Ford DSFL trailer.
Wasilla teen drivers in front of the Ford DSFL trailer.

 

Fairbanks, Alaska
Media Coverage: Teen driving skills event planned in Fairbanks (Sept. 10, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)

Sept. 15: Big Dipper Ice Arena

Fairbanks area teens and their parents getting ready to drive.
Fairbanks area teens and their parents getting ready to drive.

Sept. 16: Big Dipper Ice Arena

These goggles show teens just how difficult it is to drive safely when impaired.
These goggles show teens just how difficult it is to drive safely when impaired.

Spokane, Washington

April 18: University High School
Spokane, Wash.

University High School teens test their driving skills in Spokane.
University High School teens test their driving skills in Spokane.

Media Coverage: Driving School teaching teens skills behind the wheel (April 18, KXLY ABC 4 - Spokane, Wash.)

Media Coverage: Spokane Valley students get hands on lesson in distracted driving (April 18, Northwest Cable News - Seattle, Wash.)

April 19: Mt. Spokane High School
Mead, Wash.

The Ford DSFL team finishes set up on a beautiful spring morning at Mt. Spokane High School.
The Ford DSFL team finishes set up on a beautiful spring morning at Mt. Spokane High School.

Seattle, Washington

March 28: Kentlake High School
Kent, Wash.

Driving instructor Juan Babun examines the considerable cone carnage at Kentlake High School.
Driving instructor Juan Babun examines the considerable cone carnage at Kentlake High School.

Media Coverage: Kentlake students to gain driving experience with professionals (March 28, Covington & Maple Valley Reporter - Maple Valley, Wash.)

March 29: Lynden High School
Lynden, Wash.

Lynden High School students learn that it's not so easy to text and drive on the distracted driving course.
Lynden High School students learn that it's not so easy to text and drive on the distracted driving course.

Media Coverage: Lynden students learn from mistakes at hands-on driving lesson (March 30, The Bellingham Herald - Bellingham, Wash.)

Tacoma, Washington

March 20-21: Fife High School
Fife, Wash.

Fife High School students discover what walking while impaired by drugs or alcohol would be like.
Fife High School students discover what walking while impaired by drugs or alcohol would be like.

Media Coverage: Ford Chooses Fife High for Driving Skills Tour (April 5, Fife Free Press)

March 23: South Kitsap High School
Port Orchard, Wash.

http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2012/mar/23/south-kitsap-students-get-a-sobering-lesson/
Tour instructor Todd Cook discusses the finer points of vehicle handling with students from South Kitsap High School.

Media Coverage: South Kitsap students get a sobering lesson (March 23, Kitsap Sun)

Olympia, Washington

March 6 & 8: Centralia High School
Fords Prairie, Wash.

Centralia High School vice principal Ellen Termine was a big supporter of the Ford DSFL program.
Centralia High School vice principal Ellen Termine was a big supporter of the Ford DSFL program.

Media Coverage: Ford Drive Skills for Life at CHS (Centralia School District Website)

 

Salem, Oregon

Feb. 28: Santiam Christian High School
Adair Village, Ore.

More than 200 Santiam Christian School students listen in during a safe driving assembly.
More than 200 Santiam Christian School students listen in during a safe driving assembly.

Media Coverage: Steering a safer course (Feb. 29, Corvallis Gazette-Times - Corvallis, Ore.)

Feb. 29: John F. Kennedy High School
Mount Angel, Ore.

JFK students pose proudly after making it through the three hands-on driver training courses.
JFK students pose proudly after making it through the three hands-on driver training courses.

Media Coverage: Former race car driver teaches safety to Mt. Angel teens (Feb. 29, Statesman Journal - Salem, Ore.)

Bend, Oregon
Media Coverage: Ford Brings Driving Skills To Central Oregon Students (Feb. 14, 1340 KNBW - Bend, Ore.)

Feb. 14: Madras High School
Madras, Ore.

Under the eye of professional race car drivers, Madras students learn what it's like to walk and drive while legally drunk.
Under the eye of professional race car drivers, Madras students learn what it's like to walk and drive while legally drunk.

Media Coverage: Texting While Driving Put To The Test (Oregon DOT YouTube Channel)

Media Coverage: Students test their driving skills (Feb. 22, The Madras Pioneer)

Feb. 16: Summit High School
Bend, Ore.

Mike Speck, lead Ford DSFL driver, being interviewed by a local reporter.
Mike Speck, lead Ford DSFL driver, being interviewed by a local reporter.

Media Coverage: HS Students Get Life-Saving Driving Lessons (Feb. 16, KTVZ NewsChannel 21 - Bend, Ore.)

Medford, Oregon

Feb. 8: Cascade Christian High School
Medford, Ore.

Cascade Christian High School students line up in front of the Ford DSFL truck.
The program at Cascade Christian High School received a lot of media attention.

Media Coverage: Medford Students Learn Safe Driving (Feb. 8, KDRV-TV - Medford, Ore.)

Media Coverage: Road test: Safe-driving programs gives students a chance to see things differently (Feb. 9, Mail Tribune - Medford, Ore.)

Feb. 9: Eagle Point High School
Eagle Point, Ore.

Eagle Point High School students in front of the Ford DSFL truck.
Eagle Point High School students in front of the Ford DSFL truck.

Portland, Oregon

Jan. 31: Liberty High School
Hillsboro, Ore.

GHSA Chairman and Oregon Oregon Transportation Safety Division Administrator Troy Costales welcomes students to the morning assembly.
GHSA Chairman and Oregon Oregon Transportation Safety Division Administrator Troy Costales welcomes students to the morning assembly.

Media Coverage: High school students take hands-on drivers training course (Jan. 31, KOIN Local 6 - Portland, Ore.)

Media Coverage: Distracted driving lesson for local teens (Jan. 31, KPTV FOX 12 - Beaverton, Ore.)

Feb. 2: Scappoose High School
Scappoose, Ore.

Scappoose High School Principal Eric Clenedin by the Ford Fiesta that is used for the Fatal Vision goggles course.
Scappoose High School Principal Eric Clenedin by the Ford Fiesta that is used for the Fatal Vision goggles course.


Media Coverage: Scappoose High School students tackle safe driving skills (Jan. 31, The Chronicle - St. Helens, Ore.)