Under its safety mission ‘Safest Car with Safest Driver’, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has introduced its first driving school in National Capital Region at Faridabad. It’s the first driving school in the NCR region, and sixth in the country. The Japanese carmaker already has five other driving schools across India in Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kochi and Hyderabad. Toyota is planning to setup 50 driving schools across India by 2020.
Toyota driving school’s curriculum will include comprehensive driver training program that will boast of high quality and practical and futuristic training models like the driver simulator mechanism which is expected to deliver the “Etios Experience”. Read – ISIS Owned Fleet Of Toyotas Worries American Authorities
The curriculum will comprehensively cover the following topics –
1. Traffic management, rules and discipline
2. Safe and right driving concepts
3. Manners and responsibilities of a driver
4. Simulation of driving on real vehicle before getting onto road
5. All aspects of practical driving on road
6. Driving on various road and climate conditions
7. Know your car – Basic maintenance and repairs
8. Emergency handling
9. Systematic evaluation and feedback
Speaking at the occasion Mr. N Raja, Director and Senior Vice President (Marketing and Sales) – Toyota Kirloskar Motor said “We are delighted to launch our first driving school in the NCR region at Faridabad reiterating our commitment towards road safety. The NCRB (National Crime Records Bureau) report has revealed that on an average, 17 people are killed in road accidents each and every hour and primary reason of road accidents are poor road safety practices. As safety leaders in the industry, it is our primary mission to ensure safest cars with safest drivers in the country and significantly reduce the traffic accidents with our safety initiatives. It is not “just another driving school” for getting a driving license, but it’s much more of a place that follows a comprehensive approach ensuring that every single student becomes a responsible driver on road and a safety ambassador in creating a safe road for everyone to use.”
Toyota has also been conducting similar Driver Training Programs & Health Check Up camp for Airport taxi drivers in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi International Airport since 2014 as part of the CSR Initiatives on road safety awareness with over 6000 drivers participating in the campaign till date. Through this initiative, the carmaker aims at creating a strong road safety sense amongst the drivers, and encourage them to adopt safer driving practices.