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The Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme, which aims to raise road safety awareness in Malaysia, continued its efforts by recently hosting workshops for students in the Northern Region of Malaysia at the Han Chiang College in Penang.

“Ford is passionate about raising public awareness on road safety and we are proud to continue this very practical programme here in Malaysia to help raise awareness of safe driving and driver safety,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, managing director of Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC).

“We are pleased to expand DSFL training to the Northern Region of Malaysia for the first time as we continue to provide younger drivers with the tools and resources they need to drive safely,” he added.

The DSFL workshops are available free-of-charge, and tailored specifically to educate young drivers about the risks they face while on the road. This includes dealing with unexpected situations, the dangers of distracted driving (mobile phone usage while behind the wheel), driving under the influence, hazard recognition, speed management and the importance of ensuring child seats are securely fastened.

DSFL is Ford’s flagship global corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, where it is organised in partnership with SDAC in Malaysia. Beyond Malaysia, Ford DSFL is also provided in other countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.