470 young drivers take part in 2017 Ford Driving Skills for Life

11/27/2017

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The training course was organized in London Excel center.

Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) is one of the most expected events for Road Safety Week in the UK. According to the latest car news, this year, the DSFL comes back in the London Excel center with the highest total number of trainees - more than 470 young motorists, increasing by 18% compared to 2016.

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During the 3-day event, participants experienced free of charge, hands-on and practical training sessions to improve their driving skills by simulating real situations. The training course covered some popular issues and essential skills for driving such as distracted driving, alcohol and drugs effects in driving, speed awareness and car handling.

Ford Driving Skills for Life in London Excel center

Participants experienced free of charge, hands-on and practical training sessions to improve their driving skills by simulating real situations

According to a global research, car accidents are the biggest cause of the young’s deaths. In Europe, the number of young people killed by accidents is nearly twice more than that of the average people. Particularly, in the UK, people from 17 to 24 years old account for 20% of deaths or serious injuries in traffic crashes, even though those people only take 7% of total driving licenses.

Recently, an AA-Populus Driver survey of over 18,500 drivers showed that 87% of them want their friends and families to attend a free training course on driving skills based on 4 main elements of Ford DSFL:

  • Using mobile phone while driving
  • Drug and drink driving
  • Driving in dry or wet conditions, and
  • Speeding

The training course has received positive feedback from participants. For example, one said that the DSFL was excellent as it provided him with better preparation for various situations, through not only useful sessions but also funny activities such as “Reaction Wall” and “Drunk Football”.

Positive feedback for Ford Driving Skills for Life in London Excel center

The training course has received positive feedback from participants

Mr. Andy Barratt, Managing Director and Chairman of Ford in Britain expressed his happiness as the number of participants in Ford Driving Skills for Life in the UK increased continuously during the 5 years of its operation. He also added that this course has provided young drivers with essential driving skills that could save them from car collisions one day.  

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