A United Nations-recognized training program, Ford Philippines’s DSFL began in 2008 and has successfully trained over 23,000 Filipino drivers to date in a combination of both classroom and hands-on lessons.
The great thing about Ford’s road safety advocacy is that they want everyone to join in to make the roads a better place–not just Ford owners! This year the DSFL aims to cover 2,500 participants ranging from student drivers, PUV drivers (such as jeepney, bus, and school bus drivers), fleet companies, and call center employees from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao–continuing the program’s expansion to the two major island groups in 2017.
“One of our commitments at Ford is to help promote and improve road safety in the country. Our aim every year is to increase driver safety awareness with the DSFL, practicing the proper skills required of anybody who gets behind the wheel and ensuring that drivers and their passengers get to their destinations safely all the time,” shares EJ Francisco, director for Communications, Ford Philippines.
The program tackles recent developments such as distracted driving as well as timeless tips in fuel-efficient driving and driving in special conditions. DSFL also aims to eliminate accidents, altercations, and traffic by tackling their root causes: teaching students proper road courtest, safe driving, and traffic rules and regulations.
Established in Ford’s home country back in 2003, Ford Philippines has worked together with long-term partners Tuason Racing to bring the program to our shores. We hope to see you at the next Driving Skills for Life events this year!