MDS & IDTR facilities deploy scientifically designed test tracks, driving simulators and well defined course curriculum while focussing on technical as well as behavioral skills for road safety
Maruti Suzuki India Limited has clocked a milestone of providing state-of-the-art driving training to 50 lakh aspirants, cumulatively. The figure includes candidates trained across learner, refresher and evaluation courses at its Maruti Suzuki Driving Schools (MDS) as well as Institutes of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR). Maruti Suzuki has undertaken social initiatives targeting different aspects of road safety management and driving training.
While the MDS are managed by the company’s dealers, the IDTRs are managed by the company in partnership with the respective state governments. Through these initiatives, Maruti Suzuki claims to introduce global standards for quality driving training, through a scientifically designed curriculum consisting of theory as well as practical training. As of date, there are 480 MDS and 7 IDTR centres.
Maruti Suzuki Driving Schools (MDS) offer a mix of classroom and practical training by trained instructors and are equipped with advanced driving simulators to create on-road driving situations. Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) have been set up in collaboration with state governments. Equipped with scientifically engineered training and testing tracks of international standards, state-of-the-art driving simulators and well maintained vehicles, these IDTRs follow a structured training content including classroom and practical sessions.
Maruti Suzuki is also working closely with the Ministry of Tribal Development in Gujarat to train tribal youth in safe driving. Besides road safety, AGIDTTR is a residential IDTR facility near Vadodara that approaches driving also as an employment opportunity. Over 15,000 young tribal people, mostly landless farm workers and unskilled construction workers, have been trained, groomed and employed.