Ford Driving Skills for Life

Impact

Ford DSFL is a FREE comprehensive program that includes learning tools such as:

- An interactive web site, accessible by clicking on the logo below, includes four study modules and a quiz, car care videos, several interactive games, and enhanced curriculum noting the importance of eco-driving, to personal safety, and the environment.

 - An Electronic Educator packet that can be used by students and parents at home, as well as educators in the classroom and community settings. This FREE packet includes an in-depth video concentrating on each of our four Ford "Drive Safe For Life" (DSFL) skills, a letter for parents, a letter for educators, a leader's guide and brochures. 

- Hands-on "ride-and-drives" where teens have an opportunity to get behind the wheel and go through guided exercises on the four Ford DSFL skills. These are great opportunities for teens to gain experience, with a professional instructor at their side, in the four primary skills - hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management, and space management.

Description

Ford Driving Skills for Life uses the Academy to teach teen drivers to drive safely.

Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of teenagers in America. Nearly 5,000 teens die annually in such accidents, according to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Due to lack of experience with safe driving practices, many teens lack the skills and knowledge required to be safe drivers. Statistics demonstrate that teen involvement in crashes declines considerably as young drivers gain experience.