FORD Philippines just lately kicked off one in all its most vital company social obligations (CSR) packages bringing to life its long-standing advocacy on highway security—the Driving Abilities for Life (DSFL) program.
Now on its thirteenth version, this United Nations-recognized coaching program has already efficiently skilled over 26,000 Filipino drivers since 2008. Through the years, this system has been related contemplating the altering highway circumstances, insurance policies, and authorities rules.
What’s new this yr is the theme “Secure Driving within the New Regular.” DSFL will cowl well timed matters, together with pandemic automobile care and upkeep ideas, automobile sanitation and disinfection, and driving methods throughout the wet climate. These are along with the present DSFL coaching module, which covers basic car dynamics and dealing with, driving in varied circumstances, anti-distracted driving, and fuel-efficient driving. Additional, this yr’s classes might be performed nearly to foster a protected and bodily distant studying atmosphere. The supposed 2020 session was deferred as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, over 3,300 private and non-private drivers participated within the DSFL.
“We’re excited to deliver the DSFL again this yr as a part of our World Caring Month, bringing to life our long-standing advocacy on highway security on the digital platform,” shared EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines. “This yr, we’re making the DSFL a extra related coaching program for our members by sharing the mandatory driving habits and expertise as they navigate the roads within the new regular.”
Lengthy-time accomplice and coaching facilitator Tuason Racing Faculty will conduct the digital DSFL program for Ford Philippines and purpose to offer an interactive coaching session with extra educational movies, video games, and contests. A part of it’s helpful recommendations on car upkeep, highway security measures, and fuel-efficient driving expertise. In fact, related matters resembling pandemic automobile care and upkeep ideas, automobile sanitation and disinfection, and driving methods throughout the wet climate.
The coaching program has been a constant recipient of awards within the nation. It earned a Gold Award below the Street Security class within the 4th Pushed to Serve Awards by the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) in 2020. What makes the DSFL program efficient is that it makes use of a mixture of classroom coaching with modules on car dealing with, driving particularly circumstances, anti-distracted driving, and fuel-efficient driving, in addition to a hands-on driving simulation (pre-pandemic). It permits taking part drivers to use their learnings from the classroom classes. In 2017, DSFL was rolled out within the Visayas and Mindanao area.
Driving Abilities for Life was established in america in 2003 by Ford Motor Firm Fund, the US Governors Freeway Security Affiliation, and a panel of security specialists, to show newly licensed drivers the mandatory expertise for protected driving past what’s realized in commonplace driver education schemes.
A number of DSFL classes might be open to the general public to register and take part. events might go to Ford Philippines’s Fb web page to know extra about Ford Driving Abilities for Life.