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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.
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.
1. Go HERE.
2. Fill out the form and click "Submit" at the bottom.
3. Complete the Academy videos and activities.
If you school wants to participate in a Ford "Ride-and-Drive" event, refer to the following instructions:
1. Click here to be put on the notification list for when the Ford Driving Skills for Life "Ride-and-Drive" is in your area.
2. Enlist a large number of interested students to participate in the event.
To get your points (varying depending on activity completed):
1. Compose a signed letter from the program supervisor stating the number of participants who completed the required Academy videos and activities. Ten points will be awarded for every student that completes the Academy modules and quiz (approximately 250 points per 25 person classroom).Or, submit a comprehensive list of those who participated in the "Ride-and-Drive" event, signed by a school official. 300 points will be awarded for a group of five (5) or more students participating in the event. Or, you can promote this event with announcements, flyers, awareness events, etc. to your student population (100 points)
2. Click "Submit Your Points."
3. Enter the name of the submitter and select the activity completed, the county, and school.
4. Upload your supervisor's letter and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
**Note -- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!**