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2013 Highlights

GHSA Annual Meeting

Ford DSFL was a major sponsor of the 2013 GHSA Annual Meeting and also exhibited. Below, Arizona GOHS Director Alberto Gutier and his wife Miryam with Ford DSFL Spokesperson and Professional Drag Racer Courtney Force in the exhibit hall.

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State Grants

Many State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) are bringing elements of the program to local high schools, raising awareness about GDL laws and how parents can help keep teens safe on the roads. In 2013, five states – Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, and Utah – received grants.

National Tour

In 2013, Ford DSFL held assemblies at almost 200 high schools and hands-on driving instruction in cities across the country. See below for details.

Ford News Release: Tens of Thousands More New Drivers to Learn Safe Driving Skills from Ford Driving Skills for Life in 2013 (Feb. 28, 2013)

Sterling, Virginia

Oct. 11-13 | Dulles Airport


John Saunders, GHSA Vice Chairman and Director of Highway Safety Services at the Virginia Highway Safety Office, Ford DSFL program manager Jim Graham, and GHSA Deputy Directly Jonathan Adkins.
 

Media Coverage

Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Sept. 12-14 | Manheim Auto Auction

Kendell Poole (center), GHSA Chairman and Director of Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director, with Tennessee Highway Patrol officers Jimmy Neal (left) and Wendell Reagan.
Kendell Poole (center), GHSA Chairman and Director of Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office Director, with Tennessee Highway Patrol officers Jimmy Neal (left) and Wendell Reagan.
Tennessee Highway Patrol office Wendell Reagan jand students from McGavock High School.Tennessee Highway Patrol office Wendell Reagan jand students from McGavock High School.

Media Coverage

Yukon, Oklahoma

April 11-12 | Yukon High School

April 11: Actress, singer, musician and Ford Driving Skills for Life Spokesperson Kate Voegele (center) with Yukon High School Students.
April 11: Actress, singer, musician and Ford Driving Skills for Life Spokesperson Kate Voegele (center) with Yukon High School students.
April 12: One of the many groups of Yukon High School teens who took park in program.April 12: One of the many groups of Yukon High School teens who took park in program.

Media Coverage

Dallas, Texas

April 5-7 | Fair Park

April 6: Celebrating a successful spin around the track.
April 6: Celebrating a successful spin around the track.
April 7: Learning how tough it is to text and drive.
April 7: This teen is learning how tough it is to text and drive.

Media Coverage

San Antonio, Texas

March 22-24 | Manheim Auto Auction

March 23: One of the many families partipating in the day's events.
March 23: One of the many families partipating in the day's events.

March 24: Excited to sign up for the course!
March 24: Excited to sign up for the course!

Media Coverage

Ford Driving Skills for Life in San Antonio (March 25, KENS-TV Great Days SA)
 
Los Angeles, California

March 1-3 | Hollywood Park

Inglewood Mayor James Butts.
Inglewood Mayor James Butts.

Posing outside the Hollywood Park Race Track.
Posing outside the Hollywood Park Race Track.

Media Coverage

San Diego, California

February 15-17 | Qualcomm Stadium

News Release: Ford Brings National Teen Safe Driving Tour to San Diego, Invests $500,000 in California Young Driver Education pdf icon [39 KB, 2 pgs.] (Feb. 4)

San Diego's KFMB interviews Ford DSFL's Jim Graham before the hands-on driving events.
Feb. 15: San Diego's KFMB interviews Ford DSFL's Jim Graham prior to the day's events.

On the pier in San Diego.
On the pier in San Diego.

Media Coverage

Driving Skills for Life (Feb. 13, KUSI-TV - San Diego, Calif.)

Seguridad en las calles para los adolescentes (Feb. 15, KNBT-Univision - San Diego, Calif.)