Ford Philippines is once again bringing its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program to the Visayas and Mindanao this November. It is part of the company’s commitment to producing safer drivers on the road around the country. Staying relevant to the times, the theme of the event is “Safe Driving in the New Normal.”
Safe Driving in the New Normal is the Theme of this Year’s Driving Skills for Life Program
With the theme “Safe Driving in the New Normal”, this year’s Driving Skills for Life program will cover timely topics. These will include pandemic car care and maintenance tips, car sanitation and disinfection, and driving techniques during the rainy weather.
- basic vehicle dynamics and handling
- driving in various conditions
- anti-distracted driving
- fuel-efficient driving
This year’s DSFL sessions will be conducted virtually in order to foster a safe and physically-distant learning environment. The DSFL is back this year after its postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to bring the DSFL back this year as we reinforce our long-standing advocacy on road safety. Now, the DSFL is made more accessible on the digital platform as we aim to reach more drivers with our safe driving training program,” shares EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines. “This year, we are making the DSFL a more relevant training program for our participants. We will be sharing the necessary driving habits and skills as they navigate the roads in the ‘new normal’.”
Long-time partner and training facilitator Tuason Racing School will conduct the virtual DSFL program for Ford Philippines. They will provide an interactive training session with more instructional videos, games, and contests.
Meanwhile, radio personalities Sam YG and Riki Flores-Reyes are this year’s Ford road safety ambassadors and will help expand the visibility of the program in the digital space.
About Ford’s Driving Skills for Life
Driving Skills for Life was established in the United States in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the U.S. Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts. The aim is to teach newly licensed drivers the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what is learned in standard driver education programs.
The DSFL has successfully trained over 26,000 drivers since it launched in the country. Over the years, the program has made itself relevant with the changing road conditions, policies, and government regulations. In 2019, over 3,300 public and private drivers participated in the DSFL.
Moreover, the training program has been a consistent recipient of awards in the country. It brought home a Gold award under the Road Safety category in the 4th Driven to Serve Awards by the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) in 2020.
The DSFL is open to the public for free. Below are the details on the DSFL sessions:
|Session Dateand Time||Registration Link||Deadline to Register||Slots Available|
|Visayas||November 12, 10:00 a.m.||http://dsflph.com/publicsession-visayas||November 10, 5:00 p.m.||150 slots|
|Mindanao||November 19, 10:00 a.m.||http://dsflph.com/publicsession-mindanao||November 17, 5:00 p.m.||150 slots|
These FREE slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 150 registrants will be contacted via e-mail or mobile number. Subsequently, they will be sent the Zoom link for the virtual session.