HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – Ford Vietnam is continuing to bring safe driving skills to motorists across the country.
Joining with its partners, the National Traffic Safety Committee, Asia Injury Prevention Foundation and VOV Traffic Radio, Ford Vietnam recently held Driving Skill For Life (DSFL) training at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport.
Reducing the number of road accidents across Vietnam is a key objective of DSFL. The training content this time was further localised to add more valuable tips for beginner drivers. In addition to teaching basic safety skills, key points of this training include methods to drive more economically such as anticipating road conditions, applying fuel-efficient driving techniques, avoiding speeding and how to keep a vehicle properly maintained for optimal efficiency.
During the training, more than 250 licensed drivers participated including employees from Unilever, Truong Son drive training school, Trung Vuong hospital as well as Ford customers and members of the local community, through a combination of classroom learning and practical driver training.
New Ford Fiesta owner and special participant Tung Leo, Chief Editor of YanTV, one of the most popular media channels for young Vietnamese, found the DSFL training very beneficial and a valuable lesson in self-awareness.
“Ford trainers taught me many specific and useful tips to drive safely and efficiently, which I barely found in any previous drive training classes.”
Most of the participants agreed that the DSFL programme was simple, yet effective. Truong Son drive training school even offered Ford Vietnam’s trainers the opportunity to run some driving classes at their school next year.
Since the programme was launched in Vietnam in 2008, about 4,000 drivers have been trained by DSFL experts.
After successful DSFL events in big cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the training session has been extended to other provinces through Vietnam. VOV Traffic radio has been broadcasting a series of radio programme based on the DSFL programme at 6:15 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.