Event | Road Safety in the New Normal with Ford

Many of us were really affected with the current pandemic and it brought to less use of some vehicles that we own or rent. It is essential that even this time, we still need to make sure that we do some maintenance check on our vehicles. Plus, if you are working, essentially, using your car, you need to put in mind the safety aspect of cleaning and disinfecting your vehicle.

Great to have heard again from Ford Driving Skills for Life: Safe Driving in the New Normal as it is very timely in the situation. As we, in the Philippines, already easing some restrictions, we still need to do some standard health precautions. That being said, it is good to have listened to this session and it is very informative, here's the story:


Ford Philippines Brings Driving Skills for Life in Visayas and Mindanao, Puts Emphasis on ‘Safe Driving in the New Normal’
PHILIPPINES, 5 November 2021 – Ford Philippines is bringing its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program in Visayas and Mindanao this month as part of its commitment to create better and safer drivers on the road.
With the theme “Safe Driving in the New Normal”, this year’s DSFL will cover timely topics including pandemic car care and maintenance tips, car sanitation and disinfection, and driving techniques during the rainy weather. These are in addition to the existing DSFL training module which covers basic vehicle dynamics and handling, driving in various conditions, anti-distracted driving, and fuel-efficient driving.
This year’s DSFL sessions will be conducted virtually in order to foster a safe and physically-distant learning environment. The DSFL is back this year after its postponement in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are excited to bring the DSFL back this year as we reinforce our long-standing advocacy on road safety. Now, the DSFL is made more accessible on the digital platform as we aim to reach more drivers with our safe driving training program,” shares EJ Francisco, AVP for Communications, Ford Philippines. “This year, we are making the DSFL a more relevant training program for our participants by sharing the necessary driving habits and skills as they navigate the roads in the ‘new normal’.”

JP Tuason of Tuason Racing School

Long-time partner and training facilitator Tuason Racing School will conduct the virtual DSFL program for Ford Philippines and will aim to provide an interactive training session with more instructional videos, games, and contests. Radio personalities Sam YG and Riki Flores-Reyes are this year’s Ford road safety ambassadors and will help expand the visibility of the program in the digital space.
The DSFL has successfully trained over 26,000 drivers since it launched in the country. Over the years, the program has made itself relevant with the changing road conditions, policies, and government regulations. In 2019, over 3,300 public and private drivers participated in the DSFL.
Tuason on Comparison of Fluids
The training program has been a consistent recipient of awards in the country. It brought home a Gold award under the Road Safety category in the 4th Driven to Serve Awards by the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) in 2020.
Driving Skills for Life was established in the United States in 2003 by Ford Motor Company Fund, the U.S. Governors Highway Safety Association, and a panel of safety experts, to teach newly licensed drivers the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what is learned in standard driver education programs. 
Lecture on Driving with Motorbikes and Bicycles Around

If you want to join on November 19, 2021 (for Mindanao participants) via Zoom, you can register at this link until November 17, 2021: http://dsflph.com/publicsession-mindanao, 150 slots only, first come, first served basis.


Road safety is indeed a must for all. Whether, vehicles of 2-wheel or 4-wheel, pedestrians and others should have knowledge of road safety. As in my vlog, www.youtube.com/c/JoyoftheWorld, I do feature road trips around the city and I hope to impart some road safety as well.

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