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Ford Driving Skills for Life Advanced Driving Skills Program Begins Second Decade with New Content, Technology

Mar-20-2014 8:25 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), the free, advanced driving skills program for novice drivers, is launching its second decade in 2014 with an expanded reach and mission as it continues to address dangerous trends and challenges faced by teens and other new drivers.

DSFL Offers Driving Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Oct-18-2013 6:00 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Due to the increased risk of fatality associated with teen drivers, in 2007 the federal government named the third week in October National Teen Driver Safety Week and began using this time each year to educate parents and teen drivers on how to improve safety on the road.  While the Ford Driving Skills for Life program, established in 2003, uses hands on training to improve teen driving safety all year round, the group released the following list of safe driving tips to support the national week of awareness building.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Wins Italian Education Award; Free Young Driver Training Sessions Start in Europe

Oct-14-2013 3:25 AM ET

COLOGNE, Germany – Ford Motor Company has been presented with a prestigious award in Italy in recognition of its contribution to education and social responsibility through Ford Driving Skills for Life, the company’s free training program for young drivers.

Changan Ford Launches 2013 Driving Skills for Life Program

Jul-25-2013 2:25 AM ET

​XI'AN, China - Changan Ford Automobile (CFA), Ford's joint venture in China, is strengthening its efforts to promote safe driving among Chinese motorists.

New Survey of Teens and Parents Reveals Driving Habits, Differing Perceptions

Jun-11-2013 12:00 PM ET

​DEARBORN – As summer begins, what can be the most fun season of the year for teens can also be the riskiest. A new survey conducted by Penn Schoen Berland and commissioned by Ford reveals new insights about teen driving habits and perceptions. The survey polled teen drivers and parents, and reveals some surprising results.

India’s Masters of the Sky Put their Driving Skills to the Test

May-29-2013 12:30 AM ET

CHENNAI, India —Braving the scorching heat of May, 500 cadets from the Indian Air Force station at Avadi turned up to participate in the Ford Driving Skills for Life training programme last week, resulting in one of the largest and most successful DSFL sessions this year.

Teen Driving Deaths on the Rise; Parents Can Help Reverse Trend

Mar-19-2013 6:50 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Traffic fatalities are the leading cause of death for American teens. In recent weeks, a number of crashes involving teen drivers have led to more than a dozen teenagers tragically losing their lives. And a recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) shows that teen driver fatalities are on the rise among 16-17-year-old drivers.

Tens of Thousands More New Drivers to Learn Safe Driving Skills in 2013, the 10th year of Ford Driving Skills for Life

Feb-28-2013 6:00 AM ET

​DEARBORN – For the 10th year new drivers around the world will get an opportunity to improve their skills through the Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program. Traffic fatalities are the leading killer of American teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with about 2,700 drivers ages 16-19 killed annually on American roads.

DSFL: Ford India Trains over 3000 Drivers This Year

Jan-02-2013 3:55 AM ET

CHENNAI, India — Despite India being a signatory to UN's 'Decade of Action' programme to reduce road deaths by 50% during this decade, road fatalities in India increased from 1.32 lakh in 2010 to 1.43 lakh in 2011, as per statistics from World Health Organization (WHO).

Canadian Students in Coquitlam Gain Hands-On Driving Experience with Professional Drivers

Nov-06-2012 7:30 AM ET

​VANCOUVER - While traveling south from Alaska, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) made one Canadian stop in the Vancouver area, teaching newly licensed teens the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs. This pilot program – aimed at combating the driver inexperience that leads to traffic crashes, which is the number one killer of teens - also includes web-based training and educational materials.

Auto Clubs of Competitor Brands Turn to Ford for Driver Safety Training

Oct-22-2012 4:55 AM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Well into its fifth year in Indonesia, Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) continues to gain traction with a wide and diverse group of participants.

Ford Driving Skills for Life’s Award-Winning Driving Course Now Available Online through MSU Partnership

Oct-15-2012 6:15 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford Driving Skills for Life (Ford DSFL) continues its ongoing efforts to reduce teen traffic fatalities during National Teen Driver Safety Week with the introduction of an online video game patterned after its award-winning driving exercises – a key element of the Ford DSFL program and partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Ford Teen Driving Safety Campaign Joins Variety for Power of Youth Event

Sep-14-2012 9:30 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company is bringing its teen driving safety campaign to the red carpet at Variety’s Power of Youth event. The annual event honoring young entertainers and their contributions to philanthropic organizations and causes is being held this Saturday, Sept. 15 at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles.

From Alaska to Hollywood, Ford’s Global Driving Skills for Life Explores New Ground to Train New Drivers

Sep-05-2012 9:30 AM ET

​DEARBORN – As teens head back to school, Ford is traveling to new territory to reach new drivers with potentially life-saving skills through the Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program. The tour opens in Fairbanks, Alaska, Sept. 6, with stops in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alaska; then travels to Vancouver, British Columbia; Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; and then to Helena, Missoula and Bozeman, Mont. 

Ford Promotes Safe, Fuel-Efficient Driving During Ramadan Homecoming Season

Aug-22-2012 10:40 PM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia — As 17 million people in greater Jakarta prepared their annual homecoming journey at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) organised Driving Skills for Life (DSFL)-related programs to remind people to drive safely and fuel-efficiently during the festive season.

Ford DSFL Helps Cool Summer Risks for Teen Drivers

Jul-23-2012 8:25 PM ET

​CLEVELAND/HAMILTON/GROVE CITY, Ohio – Summertime is the right time for teenagers to pick up some extra schooling in safe driving. 

Ford Vietnam Expands Its Driving Skills for Life Across the Country

Jun-25-2012 3:15 AM ET

DAKLAK and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Ford Vietnam is continuing its efforts to expand  Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) across the country, helping improve safe driving to more licensed drivers.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Holds Summer Tour to Train Ohio Teen Drivers to Avoid Tragedy

Jun-07-2012 5:55 AM ET

​CLEVELAND/HAMILTON/GROVE CITY, Ohio – As summer activities heat up, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) is offering Ohio teen drivers free half-day driving clinics with some of the nation’s top professional driving instructors designed to address the increase in life-endangering risks that teen drivers face on the road.

Price Is Right for Ford Driving Skills for Life

May-25-2012 6:30 AM ET

​DEARBORN – For the first time ever, The Price Is Right with host Drew Carey welcomes teenagers ages 15 - 18 to be contestants with their parents on a show highlighting the importance of safe driving.   The showcase winner of the program, which airs on Monday, May 28 on the CBS Television Network, receives a bonus prize of a Ford Driving Skills for Life event at his or her high school, which includes behind the wheel training, safety presentations with professional drivers, and a special school concert performed by singer/songwriter Kate Voegele (One Tree Hill).

Ford Goes Further To Make Chinese Employees Safer Drivers

May-24-2012 5:25 AM ET

SHANGHAI, China — Ford is going further in China to ensure its own employees are safer drivers.

Following a two-day Train-the-Trainer refresher program in Shanghai which is the final leg of the regional programme, Ford employees were given the opportunity to join a DSFL training session conducted by two South African professional instructors.

DSFL Takes Safe Driving Message to Chandigarh Traffic Police

May-04-2012 6:35 AM ET

NEW DELHI, India — Chandigarh just got a little safer.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Trains Teen Drivers to Avoid Tragedy during Impending Prom and Graduation Season

Apr-13-2012 5:55 AM ET

​DEARBORN – As prom and graduation season approaches, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) is reaching out with programs designed to address the increase in life-endangering risks that teen drivers face on the road.

Ford Vietnam Kicks off Fifth Year of Driving Skills for Life

Mar-29-2012 12:20 AM ET

HANOI, Vietnam — Ford Vietnam is continuing its efforts to help make the country’s often chaotic roads safer, as well as a bit quieter.

RAC Solutions Trains DSFL Trainers as Ford Seeks to Go Further

Mar-25-2012 8:20 PM ET

BANGKOK, Thailand — For Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) trainers, even they need training occasionally.

As Ford pushes to go further in delivering more of its award-winning DSFL programme across Asia Pacific and Africa, they held a special ‘Train the Trainer’ (TTT) session in Bangkok for trainers from Thailand and Taiwan. Ford brought in RAC Driving Solutions, one of South Africa’s premier training institutions for newly licenced drivers, to conduct the session.

Ford Going Further To Elevate Training for DSFL Instructors

Mar-14-2012 1:40 AM ET

APA — Ford is going further to continuously improve the safe driving habits across the Asia Pacific and Africa region,  conducting refresher training courses for its award-winning Driving Skills for Life programme instructors across the region.

Ford’s DSFL Programme Continues to Impress in Its Fifth Year in Indonesia

Mar-06-2012 4:45 AM ET

JAKARTA, Indonesia — State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina was so impressed with Ford's Driving Skills for Life Programme (DSFL) event in Sumatra last year that they asked if be provided to more of its employees across Indonesia.

Young Puerto Ricans Learn Driving Skills for Life

Feb-24-2012 6:00 AM ET

​PUERTO RICO - Ford Motor Company Fund is bringing back to Puerto Rico its internationally recognized program, Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL), as part of its commitment to the Puerto Rican community. More than 400 teenage students had the opportunity to participate in driving clinics with world-class professional instructors on Feb. 22 and 23.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Launches 2012 National Tour in Pacific Northwest

Feb-15-2012 6:00 AM ET

​HILLSBORO, Oregon - Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) has cranked up its 2012 national tour, beginning the ninth year of saving teen lives in partnership with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Ford’s Global Driving Skills for Life Program to Train More New Drivers in U.S., Asia This Year; 500,000 Trained to Date

Jan-31-2012 10:00 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford kicks off another year of helping new drivers around the world improve their motoring skills through the Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program.

Ford Driving Skills for Life Gears Up for 2012 Tour

Jan-06-2012 5:45 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Ford Motor Company knows there is nothing more important than saving lives. Ford has invested heavily in developing innovative safety technology and today the company produces some of the safest vehicles in the world. Still, Ford continues to do more.