Over one hundred Grade One students from the American University School of Kuwait recently participated in the Porsche Road Safety Program for schools at the Kuwait Historic, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum. With the new 2016-17 Academic Year well underway, the roads of Kuwait are straining with heavy traffic. The importance of road safety education is once again a primary concern. Now entering its fifth successful year, the Porsche Kids Driving School and its Road Safety Program aims to provide a foundation for safer driving and road traffic safety to future generations.
The Porsche Road Safety Program was developed to support the World Health Organization Program and the United Nations Global Decade of Action Program and their Road and Traffic Safety initiatives. The Program has also received support from Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Education. This partnership between Porsche Centre Kuwait, Behbehani Motors Company, and the Historic, Vintage and Classic Car Museum of Kuwait aims to provide a high quality educational experience that allows the simulation of real-life driving scenarios.
Students participate in a practical, fun-filled and informative visit to the Historic, Vintage and Classic Car Museum City where they are introduced to essential traffic and road safety skills. To date, over 35,000 young children from schools throughout Kuwait, both government and private, have participated in the Porsche Road Safety Program and a further 10,000 participants are expected to visit during the forthcoming academic year.
The program is delivered by a team of experienced educators specialised in early years’ education. During their visit each participant will learn to drive a Porsche 911 Carrera pedal car safely around the specially designed indoor road circuit in the museum, complete with working traffic lights, junctions, road signs, speed bumps and a pedestrian crossing.
Students learn The Golden Rules of Road Safety in a classroom format with a video presentation that has been developed and designed by specialised educators to ensure they learn in a fun and enthusiastic way. The Porsche Road Safety Program also includes traffic road signs in their curriculum, where students learn to identify understand and act upon the road signs presented to them. At the end of the Program, students are given a Porsche Road Safety activity book that allows them to continue learning in an engaging manner.
They also receive a free Porsche driver’s cap, a mock driving license, a certificate upon successfully completion of the program and a guided visit to Kuwait’s Historical, Vintage and Classic Cars Museum. Parents are also given a free Porsche Parent Guide to Road Safety booklet that teaches them how to educate their children about road safety.
Schools and nurseries are invited to participate in this program that is free of charge and subject to availability. Instruction is available in both English or Arabic and visits can be scheduled by contacting the Porsche Road Safety Program Manager, Aisha, on 99826552 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.PKDS.org.