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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.

Where We're Going*

*Subject to change

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

Where We've Been

Pennsylvania

Cranberry Township | May 21-22 | Manheim Auto Auction

A full house for Pittsburgh!
A full house for Pittsburgh!
Law enforcement officers are key partners to the program.
Law enforcement officers are key partners to the program.
Tennessee

Smyrna | April 30 - May 1 | Tennessee Army National Guard

Ford DSFL's Mike Speck talks to the teens.
Ford DSFL's Mike Speck talks to the teens.
These goggles help students appreciate how dangerous it is to drive impaired.
These goggles help students appreciate how dangerous it is to drive impaired.
Georgia

Stone Mountain | April 26-27 | Stone Mountain Park

Beautiful view from Stone Mountain.
Beautiful view from Stone Mountain.
GHSA's Vice Chair Harris Blackwood addresses the students.
GHSA's Vice Chair Harris Blackwood addresses the students.
Alabama

Montgomery | April 21 | Paterson Field

GHSA Member Bill Whatley welcomes teens to the program.
GHSA Member Bill Whatley (right) welcomes teens to the program with Ford DSFL global program manager Jim Graham.
Learning first-hand how challenging it is to text and drive - in a safe, controlled environment.
Learning first-hand how challenging it is to text and drive - in a safe, controlled environment.

Media Coverage

North Carolina

Raleigh | March 29-30 | PNC Arena

A view from inside one of the hands-on exercises.
A view from inside one of the hands-on exercises.
GHSA Board Member Don Nail addresses teens and their parents.
GHSA Board Member Don Nail addresses teens and their parents.

Media Coverage

Virginia

Dulles | March 19-20 | Dulles Airport

U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock gets behind the wheel at the event.
U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock gets behind the wheel at the event.
Teens learn how to successfully navigate their way out of a skid.
Teens learn how to successfully navigate their way out of a skid.

Media Coverage