Ford Driving Skills for Life

November 12, 2013

Let us introduce Ford Driving Skills for Life – a new road safety initiative for young drivers aged 18-24.

DSFL is fully supported by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and The AA, and new drivers can sign up for free, hands-on training and benefit from practical hints and tips.

Ford Driving Skills for Life began in the United States in 2003, and after ten successful years has now debuted in Europe. The first-ever European DSFL events took place in Manchester and London this year, with more than 500 people registering for a maximum of 300 places over the three days.


The training covers a number of key areas including driver distraction, hazard recognition and vehicle handling, and many of those who have taken part so far said that they would like to see the training added to the standard UK driving test.

If you’re still wondering what DSFL is all about, check out Lex’s video filmed at the Manchester session in September.

If you did miss the first events, don’t panic, we’ll be announcing our next venues early next year! Keep an eye on the Ford DSFL website, or the Ford UK Facebook and Twitter pages for more information.


Kevin Clinton, Head of Road Safety at RoSPA attended the launch of Ford DSFL in June, and shared his thoughts on the programme.