Ford is always on the lookout for ways to help encourage safer driving habits on the road. The latest flagship, free driver-education program does just that with a focus on teenage drivers. Ford Driving Skills for Life offers five programs designed to help young drivers practice safe driving habits and keep them for their entire lives.
The Ford DSFL National Tour kicked off in 2013 and includes a month of hands-on training across the country. Teens can practice in specially-equipped vehicles in driving clinics designed to improve skills in four areas. The program aims to improve driver distraction, speed and space management, hazard recognition, and vehicle control.
Taking the Lead brings a presentation that encourages safe driving to high schools. Experts also answer questions from students.
Operation Teen Safe Driving challenges teens to develop and implement community-awareness campaigns. Since the program launched in Illinois in 2007, teen crash deaths have dropped by more than 50 percent.
Be in the Zone targets rural teen drivers in Tennessee. The anti-texting campaign kicked off in 2011. Strive 4 a Safer Drive launched in 2001 as well and aims to fund traffic safety campaigns.
Don’t forget to check out the Ford Driving Skills for Life website!
We here at Sun State Ford are happy to see an incredible automaker going above and beyond to increase driver safety!