DAKLAK and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Ford Vietnam is continuing its efforts to expand Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) across the country, helping improve safe driving to more licensed drivers.
On June 9-10, a DSFL training session was held in Daklak province in Vietnam’s central highlands. The session was customised to reflect the local driving environment and road conditions. More than 200 drivers from Ford Daklak dealership, local police officers, Ford Daklak’s employees and local officials had come to attend the training. The training was filmed and later aired on National Television channel through the popular Safe Traffic Programme, delivering the message of safe driving to drivers around the country.
“We are not only committed to providing our customers with vehicles that are leading in safety, quality and fuel efficiency, but with our DSFL training, we also hope to enhance their knowledge and help make them drive better, safer, and with more awareness of other vehicles on the road,” said Laurent Charpentier, managing director, Ford Vietnam.
Another DSFL session was also held in Ho Chi Minh City. With varied classroom learning and practical training in both safe and more economical driving skills, it attracted 240 drivers including customers from Sai Gon Ford and Ben Thanh Ford dealership and employees from Tan Son Nhat airport. Most attendees found the training useful and asked to be included in training sessions next year.
In 2011, Ford Vietnam provided DSFL training to more than 1,800 licensed drivers free-of-charge, bringing to 5,000 the number of Vietnamese drivers who have participated in DSFL since it was launched in 2008. This year, more than 1,500 licensed drivers are expected to be trained.
Attendees pay attention to the briefing before the practical training session.
DSFL trainers giving a technical lecture to attendees.