Ford Safe Driving in Iloilo: Regarded as Ford’s first ‘Driving Skills for Life’ (DSFL) outside Luzon for this year, there will be two (2) sessions for the program: one in the morning (9am to 11am) and one in the afternoon (2pm to 4pm). Over 200 drivers are expected to participate and experience driving a Ford vehicle. A maximum total of 40 (20 in the morning and 20 in the afternoon) walk-ins are accepted at the said event.
The Classroom Training Curriculum includes the following: preparing to drive; on-the-road vehicle handling, special driving situations, distracted driving, and safe driving technology; and -friendly driving. Safe driving exercises include braking, anti-distracted driving; and vehicle handling. The key objectives of the said activity would be to reinforce Ford’s commitment to safety, support the government’s call for safer roads through responsible motorists, and create awareness of the benefits of safe and fuel-efficient driving.
Ford Philippines is bringing its globally recognized safe driving program ‘Driving Skills for Life’ (DSFL) to Iloilo for the first time as part of its commitment to educate drivers on the benefits of smart, safe, and fuel-efficient driving. Reinforcing Ford’s road safety advocacy, the DSFL is a United Nations-recognized training program that concentrates on teaching drivers the necessary driving skills to minimize road accidents and driving techniques to save fuel.
Now in its 11th year in the Philippines, the DSFL program is a combination of classroom training that includes modules on vehicle handling, driving in special conditions, anti-distracted driving, and fuel-efficient driving, as well as a hands-on driving simulation that allows participating drivers to apply their learnings from the classroom sessions. The DSFL program is offered to participating drivers for free.
“The DSFL has definitely come a long way in helping promote road safety and safe driving in the Philippines, so we’re definitely inspired year after year to think of ways to improve the training program and extend the reach to more Filipino drivers. We’re happy to be bringing the program to Iloilo to help maintain safe roads and create a community of safe drivers and passengers here.” – EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines
Focused on helping eliminate road accidents, road altercations, and traffic congestion, DSFL addresses the root cause of these road issues by educating drivers on basic road courtesy and traffic signs and regulations. In an effort to increase DSFL’s relevance to today’s driving environment, the program tightened its focus on training more public utility vehicle drivers (PUV) covering the likes of buses, jeepneys, school buses, and taxi drivers to be more safe and more responsible drivers.
Since 2008, DSFL has trained over 22,000 Filipino drivers nationwide in partnership with Tuason Racing School (TRS), the program’s long-time trainer and facilitator. In 2017, Ford reached close to 3,000 private and public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers nationwide as DSFL participants. For the first time since its launch, Ford conducted its DSFL program ni key provinces such as Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu, and Davao, as well as several educational institutions in Metro Manila. Ford also increased the number of hands-on driving sessions to ensure that participants are able to apply their learnings from the classroom sessions.
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