Ford Driving Skills for Life

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 eleventh year in a row, Ford DSFL is offering grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to bring elements of the program to their states. In 2018, five states received funding to support and develop teen safe driving programs:

  • Delaware
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Tennessee

The 2017 grantees were Georgia, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New York. Funded programs continue to run throughout the 2017-2018 school year. For examples of past state projects using Ford DSFL funding, visit our State Highway Safety Showcases page. 

National Tour

The Ford DSFL 2018 National Tour visited 13 cities in 2018. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for details on other future DSFL events and registration!

Past Events – 2018 National Tour

DSFL Louisiana 2018

New Orleans, LA | February 24-25

Driving skills instructors offer free course for teens (WVUE Fox 8)

John Saunders and Nolan Katerberg

Richmond, VA | April 28-29

Teens learn life-saving driving skills through simulations (WWBT-TV) 


DSFL KY 2018

Louisville, KY | July 14-15

Teens get special training behind the wheel from Ford (

DSFL Ohio 2018

Cleveland, OH | July 18-19


DSFL Illinois 2018

Chicago, IL | July 21-22

Ford’s driver training program gives teens driving skills for life (Between Us Parents)


DSFL Iowa 2018

Des Moines, IA | July 25-26


DSFL Massachusetts 2018

North Andover, MA | September 15-16

Safe driving for teens and drag racing with Bob Tasca (WROL-AM)

DSFL Nashville

Nashville, TN | October 6-7