NASIK, India —— Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) unleashed its latest step for spreading road safety awareness in India by bringing its first traffic park in Maharashtra and its sixth overall in India.
Honda has collaborated with the Yeola Industrial Co-operative Estate Limited – an undertaking of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) for operation and maintenance of revamped traffic park in Yeola, Nasik.
The new traffic park was inaugurated by Chief Guest Sri Chaganji Bhujbal (Minister – PWD & Tourism, Govt. of Maharashtra) and special guest Vikram Gaikwad (President- Yeola Industrial Co-operative Estate Limited) in the presence of Shreenath Kamlapurkar (Assistant General Manager – West region sales, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.)
Yadvinder S. Guleria – Vice president, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Honda, we truly believe that as we grow, our social responsibility too gets bigger. The renovated Late Mohan Gunjal Traffic Park is our sixth traffic park in India and first in Maharashtra. It is a significant step towards meeting our commitment of making Safe Riding an everyday habit of all 2-Wheeler riders. As a good corporate citizen, Honda will continue to invest in educating the riders and inculcating safe riding habits across India.”
Speaking on the occasion, Shreenath Kamlapurkar, Regional Manager-West, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At the Late Mohan Gunjal Traffic Park, Honda will provide ‘Lifetime Safety Education’ for all age groups – starting from 5 year old school children to adults with a special focus on women wanting to have a freedom of independent mobility. Under Honda’s unique training programme, women riders will now be empowered to realise their dream of becoming independent and learning how to correctly ride a two-wheeler – that too in a single day!”
Some of the key highlights of Honda’s commitment are:
– Expert Honda Safety instructors (female & male) to educate new riders on correct riding techniques;
– Honda’s Proprietary riding trainers which shall aid people above 13 years of age to experience over 100 possible dangers on road. The virtual experience significantly increases rider’s ability to predict & react to traffic hazards. The same can also provide instructions in Hindi language;
– Specially imported CRF 50 motorcycles will help young minds from 9-12 years understand the importance of safety riding through practical riding experience;
– Exchange of road safety know-how – a boon for many existing and new riders.
Honda’s road safety initiatives
Globally, road safety promotion has been Honda’s top priorities worldwide since 1970. Under “People Come First” philosophy, Honda follows Safety as an integral part of its business activities across 36 countries.
In India, Honda established its safe riding concepts over 11 years back. Honda is committed to make Safe Riding an everyday habit of 2-Wheeler riders. Democratising mobility, Honda has trained nearly 60,000 people of all age group at its four existing Traffic Training Parks at Jaipur, Delhi, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. Earlier in August ’14, Honda signed a MoU with Chandigarh Traffic Police for Traffic Park in Chandigarh.
[Source : Honda]