Ford Driving Skills for Life

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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.

See below for the latest activities.

State Grants

For the tenth year in a row, Ford DSFL has awarded grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to bring elements of the program to their states. The 2017 grantees are Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New York. Funded programs will run throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Showcases of the results of the 2016 grantees' programs can be accessed from the list below:

National Tour

Impairment SuitSpecial emphasis for 2017 includes instruction for drivers ages 18-20, who are involved in more fatal crashes than younger teens. In addition, many organizations serving teens will incorporate “The Academy,” a web-based curriculum at, into their programs. Ford Driving Skills for Life will cover 15 markets in the United States this year.

In addition to warning about the dangers of impaired and distracted driving through Ford’s drugged and drunk driving suits, this year will feature virtual reality training tools to help new drivers navigate traffic circles, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

To learn more or get notified when the tour is going to be near you, visit

2017 National Tour

Keep an eye on our Featured Events page for details on upcoming DSFL events and registration!

Upcoming Events

Seattle, Washington | August 26-27

Atlanta, Georgia

Phoenix, Arizona

Past Events

DSFL Arcadia Drunk Suit

Arcadia, CA | March 4-5


Terry Pence DSFL

Houston, TX | April 22-23

Ford to offer life-saving driving tips to teens at NRG (MySA - San Antonio, TX)


Drunk Goggles

Milwaukee, WI | May 20-21


Impaired Driving Simulation

Colorado Springs, CO | June 24-25

Free advanced-driver training for teens offered in Colorado Springs (The Colorado Springs Gazette)

DSFL Maine

Brunswick, ME | July 15-16

Young Mainers learn driving skills for life (WGME)


2016 National Tour

Photo Highlights

Arizona DSFLJonathan Adkins DSFL DEPam Fischer DSFL NY

Left: Impaired driving simulation in AZ. Middle: GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins encouraged DE teens to buckle up. Right: Teen safe driving expert Pam Fischer visits the NY event.

San Diego DSFLTennessee DSFLHonolulu DSFL

Left: Ford DSFL Global Program Manager Jim Graham and GHSA Executive Director Jonathan Adkins at the San Diego event. Middle: Goggles help students see how dangerous it is to drive impaired. Right: All smiles at the HI event!

Alabama DSFLRaleigh DSFLDulles DSFL

Left: GHSA Member Bill Whatley (right) of AL welcomes students with Ford DSFL Global Program Manager Jim Graham. Middle: A view from inside one of the hands-on exercises in Raleigh. Right: U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock gets behind the wheel at Dulles.