The TTT program ensures that the DSFL's instructors are fully prepared when they present the program in their local markets. From 2008 to 2010, professional instructors from the German Road Safety Council (DVR) carried out the Train-the-Trainer courses for DSFL instructors from the ASEAN region, China, Taiwan India, South Africa, and Australia.
In 2012, RAC Driving Solutions from South Africa conducted a refresher TTT course in Jakarta, Indonesia from April 11 to 12, 2012, where two representatives from Ford Philippines were in attendance. In the two-day session, DSFL instructors were given new information that will help them plan, design, and deliver more effective DSFL programs in their respective countries.
Ford's DSFL campaign provides training in both safe and economical driving practices in participating countries from around the world. So far, Ford has educated 50,000 drivers across Asia, with another 12,000 expected in 2012, including 2,000 in the Philippines. The program has not only proved itself effective in training on defensive driving, but has also seen a 20 to 25% short term improvement on fuel savings in its participants, and a 6 to 15% fuel savings in the long term.
In the Philippines, Ford's road safety program started in 2005 and was relaunched in 2008 under Ford's global DSFL campaign, where more than 20,000 participants have undergone the program to date. In an ongoing partnership with Tuason Racing School (TRS), DSFL is continuously helping raise awareness on safe driving practices, and has conducted sessions with students, Ford customers, car clubs, media, and Ford employees.
For more information about Driving Skills for Life, please visit www.ford.com.ph.