The award winning Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) program 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.
Although the 2020 National Tour has been postponed due to the pandemic, Ford DSFL is now offering more digital resources for novice drivers and their parents. In fact, they're bringing their training directly to your living room with "The Daily Drive Podcast," available on Facebook and YouTube. Episodes feature conversations with traffic safety experts, parents, teens, professional driving instructors and others discussing safety tips, campaign ideas, personal stories and more. GHSA's own Pam Fischer and Tim Burrows have been guests on the program.
For more information and to view past episodes, click here.
Since 2008, Ford DSFL has been offering grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to support and develop teen safe driving programs in their respective states. To date, 30 states have been awarded a total of $1,000,000, and funds have supported everything from educational campaigns at state fairs to student video contests to hands-on instructional events.
Check out some completed Ford DSFL state grant projects here.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, the Ford Driving Skills for Life Teen Safe Driving Grants are being delayed until 2021.