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Toyota Program Promotes Safe Driving in Vietnam

August 18, 2014

Photo: Toyota
Photo: Toyota

With the support of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) has started the “Toyota Safety Driving Skills Training Program” to promote safer driving. Within the framework of the program, the first training course of the program was held in early August at the Dinh Xuyen Driving Examination Centre (Gia Lam district, Hanoi) for key traffic police instructors (Ministry of Public Security) and TMV in-house instructors, who will, in turn, train other TMV employees and dealers. This is one of the initial activities showing the collaboration between TMV and the Road and Railway Traffic Police Department – Ministry of Public Security, aimed at improving awareness and safety driving skills, according to the automaker.

The “Toyota Safety Driving Skills Training Program” is directly supported by TMC. The program, which will continue through to 2016, includes many different phases. The first phase of the program consists of two training courses for eight trainees (including three traffic police instructors from the Road and Railway Traffic Police Department – Ministry of Public Security and five TMV instructors) under the instruction of leading chief instructor Toshio Kanno from TMC – who has 33 years of working experience as a test driver for Toyota and has conducted safety driving training for over 60,000 people during his career. The first training course covers topics such as: inspection of vehicle structure before driving, proper driving posture, and how to more accurately gauge vehicles distance. TMV aims to conduct the second training course in Dec 2014 for evaluation, examination, and advanced supplementation as well as reorientation of training contents from the first training course.

Through the “Toyota Safety Driving Skills Training Program”, TMV aims to equip key officers of traffic management agencies in Vietnam - the Road and Railway Traffic Police Department – Ministry of Public Security and TMV`s key instructors with Toyota-standard safety driving knowledge and skills, according to Toyota. Going forward, TMV aims to transfer this knowledge and skills widely to employees of TMV, dealers, traffic police officers, then customers and the public in order to contribute to building a safer traffic society for Vietnam.

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