Strive for a Safer Drive (S4SD) is a teen driving initiative aimed at reducing serious traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities among Michigan’s most inexperienced drivers – teens.  It is presented by Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) and the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP).  All Michigan High Schools are eligible to apply.

    Schools selected will receive $1,000 to develop and implement a student-led, peer-to-peer traffic safety awareness campaign.  Participating schools will submit a video or PowerPoint outlining campaign activities.  Top-ranking schools will be presented with a plaque to recognize their outstanding work and cash prizes will be awarded to the top 5 schools.

    Participating schools are eligible to send students to a free hands-on driving clinic with professional driving instructors.  During the half-day Ride & Drive event, students will learn key skills and gain experience in the areas that contribute to more than 60 percent of teen crashes, including:  hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed and space management, distracted and impaired driving.


    2018-2019 Participating Schools

    2018-2019 Timeline