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. Applications for the 2018 grant program are now open.  Interested State Highway Safety Offices are encouraged to learn more and apply via GHSA's member-restricted site (login required).

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 will visit 13 cities this year. 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)







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)