The establishment of MDS is completely based on three key elements including theoretical training, practical training, and simulators. The program is structured in a way to train both the beginners and the advanced drivers in various aspects including driving skills, hazard perception, traffic education, emergency handling techniques, basic maintenance of vehicles, fuel efficiency tips, attitudinal training, and first aid administering.
In addition to the world class technologies and advanced simulators, these schools also appoint well-trained and expert drivers to train people and transform them into expert drivers. Special lady instructors have also been appointed in some of the schools to promote women driving and provide them the ease and comfort of learning.
For theoretical learning, Maruti has introduced a well-structured learning programme that is supported by various training aids like audio-visual presentations, traffic sign charts, and films on driving aspects. All these are to impart a high clarity of different driving aspects to all learners.
The practical training involves a series of on-road sessions, mainly on some pre-defined routes so that the learner can gain a comprehensive experience on driving in various traffic situations. The training is given on well-maintained and air conditioned cars with dual control kits. Dual control kits in these cars helps to improve safety of both the learner as well as the trainer. Practical trainings includes all kind of training that cover all possible driving tasks including tight corner turning, moving in tight space, easy maneuverability, highway driving, and handling difficult driving situations.
Further to that simulators are used to train and test various techniques, driving situations, driving skills, and speed-of-response under safe as well as unsafe driving conditions. Simulators are a unique concept in India that defines a stationary car cabin with all car controls. These simulators use computer software to test various driving traits under real life conditions with an inbuilt option of weather conditions, road conditions, and traffic situation.
All the training methods and techniques have been adopted from international standards. They are also taught to drive under different situations like fog, rain, uphill terrain, and night driving. These trainings are first imparted through simulators and then the learners are actually taken for road driving. This helps them gain a better hand experience of driving under different weather conditions.
In addition to the driving skills, Maruti driving schools also help learners gain wisdom on the inner machinery of the cars. The company feels that a car driver should have the basic knowledge of the car machinery, so that in case of an emergency or a breakdown, he or she can make the possible repairs and understand the faults. This is because the expert trainers of the school also teach how to make the basic repairs like changing flat tyres, pouring engine oil, and cooling car engine.
In short, the experience of learning driving through Maruti Driving School is as pleasurable and comfortable as driving Maruti cars.