Saturday, September 02, 2006

Maruti driving school

A few days back, I saw a Maruti driving school vehicle in action. It was a nice white Esteem with clear markings that it is a training vehicle (like yellow markings all over). In a country where driving is a folklore as seen from this famous email forward, the Maruti driving school is a great initiative. Perhaps it is goodbye to bad driver trainers, broken down cars, driving schools where the primary aim is to "facilitate a driving skills" all of which in reality contribute to the poor road sense in India.

In India many aspire to buy a car and drive it. But the roads, road (non)sense, chaos put many off. MDS is an initiative that aims to brings people closer to their cars. If in the process Maruti sells a few more vehicles, so be it. I think that the MDS would classify as a pathbreaking idea for a car company - and pretty high on the innovation scale too.

2 comments: said...

Maruti and the like have enough money to make something available for free, yet their new venture, MDS is nothing but a money making exercise.

There are better options than MDS, read on to find out more -

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At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. To watch the videos, please visit:

The videos cover the following topics:

Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots
Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre
Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line
Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns
Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians
Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)
Video 7: Merging with the Main road
Video 8: Leaving The Main Road
Video 9: Never Cut Corners
Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads
Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts
Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule
Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking
Video 14: Low beam or high beam?
Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy
Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car
Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation

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