Ford offers free training programme for young drivers
Ford has teamed up with road safety organisations including RoSPA, Brake and AA DriveTech to offer DSFL at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre on 20-22 November inclusive, ahead of Road Safety Week (23-27 November).
DSFL covers skills including hazard recognition, vehicle handling, and speed and space management. The program also highlights the risks of distractions such as texting and taking ‘selfies’ while driving, and the dangers of drink driving.
The programme covers the factors most commonly associated with young driver crashes, emergency braking techniques and how to scan the road ahead for trouble.
Andy Barratt, chairman and managing director, Ford of Britain, said: “Our Driving Skills for Life programme has been running in the UK for three years now. We’re proud that it helps young drivers gain experience behind the wheel in a safe and fun environment and demonstrates the dangers of things such as inappropriate mobile phone use and drink-driving.”
Established in 2003 by the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford says DSFL has “provided free comprehensive advanced hands-on driver training to more than half a million youngsters globally”.