Honda Malaysia organised a 2-day Safety Driving Course at the Asia Pacific Auction Centre Subang in appreciation to customers continuous support. 30 lucky people got to participate – 15 customers and 15 guests of customers, and everyone were given the opportunity to learn safety techniques in both theory and practical applications. There was ample instructors around – one instructor per two participants to ensure everyone got the attention they needed. The trainers were from Bukit Batok Driving Centre (BBDC).
They learnt new techniques and identified the six adverse conditions that lead to the cause of traffic conditions. By learning to understand the relationships between the driver and vehicle limitations, they now know what to avoid and what to adopt. The main concepts like blind spots, driving posture, steering wheel control, braking & avoidance, speed & cornering and etc. were covered thoroughly to ensure participants grasp the importance of practical that can save their lives on the road. Such a course is a priceless lesson that most drivers take for granted.
The vehicles available for drive during the session were all of the local Honda offerings, however the customers also got to try out the Integra Type-R, Honda Legend and the Honda MDX, cars that not many Malaysian can say they’ve driven.
â€œMany drivers think they have all the practice and skills equipped to avoid accidents. Always go back to the basics where you keep reminding yourself to be cautious. Frequent drivers have their own habitual manner of driving and it makes them less defensive on the road,” said Chief Trainer Jonathan Tang.
â€œThis course is refreshing and it is a useful bonding session with my mom. I find it very beneficial especially for female drivers to learn more on safety skills. The course has opened our eyes in identifying the threats of safety and I will apply the practical training Ive learnt from now onwards!â€ said Shirl from Cheras, who owns a 2006 Honda Civic.
More photos after the jump.
Trainer giving instructions to participant during the practical session of Honda Safety Driving Course 2007
Practical Session during Honda Safety Driving Course 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Asmadi at the Practical Session in the Honda Safety Driving Course 2007
Honda’s COO Mr. Kamaruddin (1st from Left) & BBDC’s Trainer Mr. Umesawa Katsuaki (Second from Right) Giving Out Certificates to Participants during the closing of Honda Safety Driving Course 2007
Ms. Shirl & her mother was sharing with us their experience during the Honda Safety Driving Course 2007