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 Fun-filled DSFL Family Day at Struandale Engine Plant

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PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa — The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth held its Driving Skills for Life Family Day in November, providing plenty of fun-filled action for employees and their families.
 
A wide range of family-oriented activities was offered to the 150-odd people that attended, including a Driving Skills for Life driving exercise on a closed course using drunk goggles that simulates being three times over the legal blood alcohol limit. Using a Ford Figo, the drivers were shown how driving drunk severely inhibits spacial perception, reaction times and overall safety.
 
Participants also had the opportunity to do the same course while attempting to send a text message on their cellphones, which revealed the huge impact this distracting practice has on driving awareness and vehicle control.
 
A tight and technical 4x4 driving course was built at the plant especially for the day, allowing employees and their families to experience the exceptional off-road capabilities of the Ford Ranger.
 
The families scored points for successfully negotiating cross-axle obstacles, a simulated bridge crossing and deep ruts. They also had to hit targets with a slingshot, balance golf balls on a tray while on the move, do a precision parking exercise and assist the driver as he progressed through the course. The 10 families that scored the highest points for the day each earned an exclusive Driving Skills for Life keyring.
 
Kids were entertained with jumping castles, driving toys, the extremely popular face painting, a tasty lunch and candyfloss.
 
Although the emphasis was clearly on fun, the overriding message was on road safety and awareness – an apt theme considering the upcoming December holidays.
 
 
 
 
 
Adults and kids all participated in the event to the fullest.
 
   
 
 
   

  

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12/4/2012 2:50 AM