Ford’s latest instalment in its Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme recently hosted workshops for students at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). This is part of the company’s continued effort to promote road safety awareness in Malaysia.

“Driving Skills for Life is a hands-on driver training programme focused on raising awareness of driver and road safety,” said David Westerman, managing director, Malaysia and Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.

The workshops are provided at no charge to the students, and have been customised to ensure that young drivers are taught on how to deal with unexpected situations on the road, the dangers of distracted driving, hazard recognition, speed management and the importance of ensuring child seats are securely fastened, should they need to fetch younger relatives.

Participants also received tips on topics that cover steering control, under-steer and over-steer, tips for highway driving and driving in the rain. A practical session to demonstrate some of these topics was also on the agenda.

“Most accidents can be prevented. This is why Ford is passionate about raising public awareness on road safety and providing driver education through Driving Skills for Life,” added Westerman.

Nur Ashra Binti Arshad, who is currently undertaking her Bachelor in Human Sciences said, “DSFL was an eye opener and it is a fantastic programme. Before attending the workshop, I never knew the right way to hold the steering wheel or how to manoeuvre a vehicle safely through corners. The instructors made learning about safe driving skills fun, and I will definitely recommend my friends join.”