As part of its commitment to promoting safe, smart and fuel efficient driving in the Philippines, Ford recently conducted a Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) seminar for the twenty challengers participating in the Jollibee Drive-Thru Cross-Country Challenge.

In partnership with Ford, Jollibee launched its nationwide Drive-Thru Cross-Country Challenge where ten teams of two are tasked to drive across the Philippines and make their way to as many of the designated Jollibee Drive-Thru stores for a total of 10 days onboard the popular Ford Fiesta 1.6L Sport Plus hatchback. With a mix of driving and fun challenges, the teams will accumulate a total of 40,000 kilometers over the ten day program.

To prepare the challengers, Ford’s DSFL program highlighted safe, smart and fuel-efficient driving techniques to help the finalists anticipate road conditions, stay safe on the road and save fuel on the way.

“Road safety is very close to our business. We are not only committed to providing our customers with vehicles that feature the latest safety features and smart technologies like the best-selling Ford Fiesta, but with our DSFL training, we also hope to enhance their knowledge and help make them drive better, safer, and with more awareness of other vehicles on the road,” said Anika Salceda-Wycoco, assistant vice president for Communications, Ford Group Philippines.

The latest DSFL seminar, specifically tailored for the Jollibee Drive-Thru Challenge teams, tackled road safety awareness, important safety tips and fuel efficient driving techniques. The DSFL hands-on training using the Ford Fiesta Sport Plus included steering exercises, tight maneuvering courses and breaking exercises, allowing the participants to properly acquaint themselves with the vehicles prior to the actual challenge.

“The Jollibee Drive-Thru Challenge teams will face multiple road conditions and obstacles on their journey across the Philippines. With our DSFL seminar, we hope to equip them with the right road safety information and skills to keep them safe on the road,” said JP Tuason, DSFL instructor and president of Tuason Racing School.