Ford Driving Skills for Life Help Prevent Atrocities like the one Pictured Below!

What’s the point of being the biggest, baddest kid on the block with your new drivers licence if all you’re going to do is get into an accident and get that license taken away? To prevent such things from happening, proper driving techniques must be used. To help instill these techniques in the drivers of tomorrow (- high school students).  Ford offers the Global Driving Skills for Life Program (DSFL).

Ford Keeps creeping up and surprising people with their impressive technology, safety and power they offer in their vehicles. The DSFL program is yet another thing that Ford pleasently surprises us with. If you were like me, you don’t have a clue about what this program involves or that it has been around for 9 years. If that is the case, it’s time to get educated, as this program is important for the safety of future generations and everyone on the road.

These people didn't take Ford's class...cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by thienzieyung

Ford, In conjunction with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) are now in session of their 9th year of the DSFL. Globally, the program has trained over 500,000 drivers in various age groups. In the United states there is an emphasis on teen driving.  The program will visit 30 high schools over 5 states to promote safe driving with specially equipped vehicles and professional driving instructors.  The program focuses on helping teens with speed & space management, driver distraction prevention, hazard recognition and vehicle handling over the course of a day. Last year, DSFL reached 35,000 teen drivers while on the high school tour and they hope to meet or exceed that number this year.

“By immersing ourselves in high schools for a day, the Ford Driving Skills for Life program seeks to leave a lasting impression on teens and ultimately make them safer drivers,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “Inexperience is the leading cause of crashes in young drivers, and this program delivers the key skill sets that increase their knowledge and confidence.”

Thinking back to Drivers Ed in high school, I remember being scared of things like parallel parking and certain situations where there were several vehicles around me. Programs like DSFL are great as they are reaching these future drivers right as they are learning and adapting their driving habits. Reinforcing good habits and precautions would make any driver better, not just teens.  Maybe it’s time for a little refresher in proper driving technique? Check out https://www.drivingskillsforlife.com/ to see the online part of the program and learn some useful tips.

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