Ford Philippines is bringing its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program to the Visayas and Mindanao this month. With the theme “Safe Driving in the New Normal”, this event is part of the company’s commitment to producing better and safer drivers on the road.
Safe Driving in the New Normal
With the theme “Safe Driving in the New Normal”, this year’s DSFL will cover timely topics including pandemic car care and maintenance tips, car sanitation, and disinfection. Moreover, they will cover driving techniques for the rainy weather. These are in addition to the existing DSFL training module that includes basic vehicle dynamics and handling, driving in various conditions, anti-distracted driving, and 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 by sharing the necessary driving habits and skills as they navigate the roads in the ‘new normal’.”
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.
About the Ford 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, to teach newly licensed drivers the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what is learned in standard driver education programs.
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 Date and 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|
Slots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 150 registrants will be contacted via e-mail or mobile number and will be sent the Zoom link for the virtual session.