Held at the Taylor’s College Lakeside Campus and the German Malaysian Institute in January, the free-of-charge workshops were specially tailored to address challenges faced by young drivers, such as inexperience in dealing with unexpected situations, distracted driving, and the importance of ensuring child seats are securely fastened.
The tips are especially timely as many students prepare to drive home for the Chinese New Year holidays.
During the workshop, the sessions start in the classroom, with participants learning about a range of topics from steering control, to understeer and oversteer, to tips for highway driving and driving in the rain.
Participants also learn about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, by wearing specially designed gear that helps simulate the experience of driving while movement, coordination and alertness are impaired. Participants then move outside for a hands-on driving session to apply the learnings.
“Driving Skills for Life is a hands-on training programme designed to help drivers develop essential skills to stay safe on the road, which is especially important for newly licensed drivers like university students,” said David Westerman, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
Ford DSFL is now in its ninth successful year of training licensed drivers of all ages. In addition to Malaysia, DSFL training is provided in China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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