Category Archives: Delivering Safety

Take Your Pledge to Never Drive Distracted

Distraction comes in many forms and affects the most important parts of our lives — work, relationships, even the way we drive — and it’s becoming a worldwide issue. Did you know that according to WHO, 1.25 million people die each year from traffic accidents, and those using mobile phones while driving are four times more likely to get into a crash. We want drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel at all times, because nothing is worth losing that special connection for. It’s why safety is a top priority at Ford and why we invest in safety features, DATs and connectivity tools like SYNC 3 that help get driver’s home safely. It’s why Ford runs DSFL driver safety program that will train thousands of people in 11 Asia Pacific markets this year with an increased focus on distracted driving. It’s why we’ve asked all our employees in the region to take a pledge to park their phones when they are behind the wheel. And it’s why we are running a campaign to raise awareness for the dangers of distracted driving. Join us to take the pledge on Facebook and help spread the message to never drive distracted ever again. How to take your pledge Change your profile picture with one of our Facebook…

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Easy to Implement Driving Tips for Staying Safe this Holiday Season

The festive holiday season is just around the corner. Roads are expected to be busier than ever as millions of people return home for a break from their busy work lives and spend some quality time with their loved ones. This is also a time when drivers need to be extra careful, as there is often a significant spike in road traffic and a higher likelihood of accidents and fatalities. To help you arrive safely to your loved ones, here are five easy to implement tips for your drive back home. A little preparation can go a long way Before you embark on your journey, you can do some basic checks to ensure your vehicle is ready for the long drive. Make sure that oil levels, wiper fluids and tire pressure are at an optimum level. If you are travelling with children, ensure they are fully buckled up and always use an appropriately-sized child safety seat. Planning your trip in advance is half the battle Leave early and account for possible delays. Delays are the one thing you can count on when driving long distances during the holidays. Building in extra time before your journey can help you stay relaxed on the drive, and can allow you to take frequent breaks along the way. The shortest route isn’t always the fastest or the best route. Planning…

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Selfies and Wing Mirrors: What’s the Angle?

Everyone knows their perfect angle for taking a selfie. Some people like their selfies taken from above, some from the left side, some from the right – everybody is different. But what about properly adjusting your wing mirrors? Here are three simple steps for adjusting your vehicle’s mirrors to their perfect angle, as recommended by the Canadian Ministry of Transportation, the United Services Automobile Association (USAA), and others.

11 Car Quirks That Are Becoming a Thing of the Past

Not so long ago, driving a car meant dealing with low-tech frustrations: radio with static noise, complicated fold-out maps and windows that took forever to roll down. But modern technology has ensured these annoyances are quickly becoming a distant memory. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to deal with these anymore? 1. Fiddling with the aerial to get some tunes 2. Just keep turning, turning, turning… 3. Folding a map back into its original state 4. Trying to convince your car to start 5. Not knowing when you’ll run out of gas 6. Sore arms from cranking down windows all day, every day 7. Being blinded by rogue high beams 8. Parking miles away to avoid a closer parallel park job 9. Manually scraping your windshield on cold mornings 10. Rummaging through your bag to find your keys 11. Looking all over for a phone booth Featured photo via