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.
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:
Special 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 www.drivingskillsforlife.com, 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 www.drivingskillsforlife.com.
2018 National Tour
Past Events – 2017 National Tour
Miami, FL | February 4-5
Milwaukee, WI | May 20-21
Colorado Springs, CO | June 24-25
Free advanced-driver training for teens offered in Colorado Springs (The Colorado Springs Gazette)
Loudon, NH | July 22-23