The global Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) programme was on Friday extended to Mbarara amid great excitement.
Over 40 drivers participated in the event organized by Ford Motor Company and its local distributor, the Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC) Uganda Limited.
The participants, including businessmen, politicians, civil servants, media and Ford customers attended a one-day training workshop by car experts held at Golf Course Grounds Boma in Mbarara Municipality.
Participants got the opportunity to learn about the features that the Ford Ranger, Wildtrak and Everest offer such as safety, departure angles, brake distance on gravel and anti-lockbraking system (ABS) and how to use other four-wheel drive functions such as traction control, locking differential and drive train.
The training was done by Derek Kirkby, the Director Training Ford Motor Company South Africa.
The DSFL programme aims at raising awareness of road safety and helps reduce traffic fatalities and injuries by educating drivers on the skills and techniques needed to drive more safely.
The programme was established in the United States in 2003 by the Ford Motor Company Fund and has been progressively rolled our around the world.
It was launched in Uganda last year at Fecitino Cite Mukono.
The programme features some of the newest and most innovative tools and techniques to teach drivers to become safer and more aware, thus enabling them to make sound decisions behind the wheel.
DSFL is Ford’s flagship global corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme offering free-of-charge, hands-on driver training that covers hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed/space management, and distraction awareness