In a bid to promote safer driving, the Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC) Uganda Limited is offering free defensive driving skills to Mazda drivers.
The trainings kicked off early this month with drivers being equipped with extra skills and tips on car handling, speed and distractions.
CMC chief trainer, Aloysious Kawooya says the trainings come at a time when the mortality rate arising from motor accidents in Uganda is high.
“We don’t want to see our clients dying in our cars and this explains why we came up with the idea of training drivers for our brands.
We usually target companiesthat do fleet but this does not mean we do not train individual buyers. Such drivers (individual buyers) are trained on receipt/delivery of the car,” Kawooya said.
He explained that since CMC sells only new cars that come with advanced safety technologies, they found it imperative to teach their clients and drivers how to use these technologies effectively on the open road as well as learning other driving skills that will help make Ugandan roads safer for everyone.
“CMC’s focus is on decreasing the risk of accidents and reducing costs of car repairs which come with poor driving,” Kawooya, who is also the Service Manager CMC, added.
Kawooya further explained that program consists of two sessions – theory and practical. “CMC aims to keep drivers with safety driving knowledge and skills in order to contribute to building a safer traffic society for Uganda.