Choices Matter Program

Invite Neighboring School

Host Regional Awareness Event

Nashville, Tennessee, October 7, 2018 – The award winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program visited the Nashville Area to take on the leading cause of death in the United States for teen drivers – vehicle crashes due to driver inexperience and poor decision making. More than 200 Nashville Area teen drivers and their families got hands-on training on the skills they need to stay safe behind the wheel. A signature program of the Ford Motor Company Fund, Ford Driving Skills for Life has provided free driver training to more than one million newly licensed drivers in 50 states and 40 countries. Ford has committed more than $50 million to this award-winning program, now in its 15th year. The program captures teen and parent interest with free, hands-on driving courses that pair new drivers with professional instructors for training on vehicle handling, speed and space management, and impaired and distracted driving. Students gain experience and learn by a variety of hands-on driving methods with professional instructors who teach key skill sets that boost young drivers' confidence and knowledge. Ford Driving Skills for Life is presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund. Photos by: Sam VarnHagen

Host a community event focused on traffic safety.

Host a School wide Traffic Awareness Event

Host a school-wide event focused on traffic safety. Examples of traffic awareness programs hosted by students include: – A school-wide safety day – Host a safe driving pep rally – Sponsor a driver’s education class at your school

Ollie Otter Program

Volunteer to help educate children on passenger safety. Participants will volunteer to participate in Ollie Otter presentations, interacting with elementary school children to promote child passenger safety. Opportunities for Service Learning hours/credit may be available depending on your high school’s required curriculum. Points are awarded on a per person basis, 100 points per volunteer session.… Continue reading Ollie Otter Program

Safe Driving Pledge

Take a safe driving pledge or create your own. This initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving and commit to being a safe driver.

Mock Crash

Ford Driving Skills for Life

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… Continue reading Ford Driving Skills for Life

Establish Traffic Safety Goals

Identify safety needs in your immediate area and set goals for improvements to be made. Conduct research on the driving statistics in your region and identify manageable and reachable goals for improvements.

Guest Speaker

Have a special guest speaker in mind! Would you like to receive points for hosting a special guest speaker at your school? Here is a way to receive points!