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 Ford Hosts Special DSFL Session for Cancer Survivors

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Jakarta, Indonesia Ford Motor Indonesia (FMI) recently partnered with The Indonesian Cancer Foundation (Yayasan Kanker Indonesia) to host a special Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program for cancer survivors, activists, and their families, to coincide with World Cancer Day on February 4.
 
Yayasan Kanker Indonesia is a non-profit that supports the Indonesia government in its efforts to fight cancer by conducting promotional, preventive, as well as rehabilitative measures and supportive activities.
 
For the special DSFL training session, FMI provided driver safety training for a group of 83 individuals who were keen to raise their own awareness of about safe driving techniques and practices. The exclusive DSFL session took place in central Jakarta, and included both a classroom session covering theory, and a hands-on driving session to practice what they had learned.
 
“We only live once in this world, so we need to care about our lives. Many people die on the road every day, so more awareness of safe driving is important for helping create a better driving environment. Ford’s Driving Skills for Life truly helps us to be better drivers and create a safer environment for ourselves and others on the road,” said Dr. Rebecca N. Angka M. Biomed, representative of Yayasan Kanker Indonesia.
 
A number of the participants expressed gratitude for having the opportunity to participate in the programme, explaining that not only were they able to improve their knowledge of safe driving, but were also able to appreciate being involved in something that wasn’t all about cancer, for a change.
 
"The program was interesting and fun. We learned many useful techniques on safe and green driving," said Nurnaningsih, a female entrepreneur, who is a cancer survivor. "I am amazed that a leading automotive company, such as Ford, can show such great concern for our well-being. Thank you!"
 
Content from the DSFL sessions includes tips for anticipating road conditions and how to avoid speeding, driving techniques and how to properly maintain a vehicle for optimal fuel economy, the use of safety belts, avoiding distractions while driving, and maintaining a safe distance from other vehicles in traffic.
 
With support from the Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIPF) and partnership with the Jakarta Defensive Driving Center (JDDC), Ford’s DSFL program helps raise awareness on safe driving practices and has conducted sessions with a wide variety of groups and organizations free-of-charge.
 
“Road safety is a very serious issue in Indonesia, and something that is very close to our business,” said Bagus Susanto, Managing Director of Ford Motor Indonesia. “With our DSFL training, we hope to enhance the knowledge of drivers and help make them drive better, safer, and become more aware of other vehicles on the road.”
 
FMI launched the DSFL program in Indonesia in 2008, and has since had more than 6,000 licensed drivers participate across the country. The participants include Ford and non-Ford customers, government and non-government organizations, companies, university students, dealer representatives, media, members of the police and armed forces, as well as Ford employees.
 
Ford’s Driving Skills for Life helps create a safer driving environment for everyone.
DSFL participants expressed gratitude for having the opportunity to participate in the programme, improving their knowledge of safe driving.
   
DSFL sessions provide many safe driving tips and techniques.
DSFL training aims to enhance the knowledge of drivers, making them drive better, safer and more aware of other vehicle.
   
 
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2/12/2013 4:05 AM