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

2018 National Tour

The Ford DSFL 2018 National Tour is kicking off with a stop in New Orleans, Louisiana. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for details on other future DSFL events and registration!

Past Events – 2017 National Tour

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)