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Ford Driving Skills for Life

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.

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See below for the latest activities and check out program highlights from recent years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

State Grants

For the ninth year in a row, Ford DSFL will be awarding grants to State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) to bring elements of the program to their states. More details are coming soon.

National Tour

This year, Ford DSFL will teach more newly-licensed teen drivers not to panic when they feel the pulsating anti-lock brakes for the first time, what to do when tires lose traction, the effects of distracted driving and so much more! Teens will learn these skills by getting behind the wheel, in a safe environment, with professional instructors sitting right next to them.

As an added bonus, the team is bringing its state-of-the-art Drunk Driving Simulation Suit and the new Drugged Driving Simulation Suit with them on the tour. Suited up volunteers will be able to virtually experience the effects of drunk and drugged driving. Volunteers will put on the suit and go through a field sobriety test, as well as other interactive activities.

2016 Tour Schedule*

*Schedule subject to change.

To learn more or get notified when the tour is going to be near you, visit