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AP transport department and Honda 2-wheelers India digitally inaugurates safety driving education centre

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1. Now Learner License Applicants of Visakhapatnam will get free Road Safety Awareness Training by Honda
2. Honda to provide a 2-hour free of cost training to all learner license applicants of the city while ensuring social distancing & safety measures in the New Normal
3. Honda’s safety instructors to educate on important topics of traffic rules & road discipline

After successfully sensitizing nearly 1.9 lac learner license applicants & traffic rule violaters across 7 states, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) in association with Andhra Pradesh Transport Department announced the start of ‘Road Safety Training’ exclusively for learner license applicants of Visakhapatnam.

In order to sensitize applicants coming for Learner License Registration (LLR) on driving rules & regulations, road signs and driver’s duties on road, the Transport Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh has given responsibility to Honda to inititate a pre-Learner License Registration programme for all two-wheeler & four-wheeler learner license applicants of the city. Honda’s skilled instructors will train all learner license applicants at Regional Transport Office, Vuda Colony, Marripalem, Visakhapatnam with all safety measures & social distancing norms.

The inauguration of Honda’s 2nd Safety Driving Education Center in Andhra Pradesh was held digitally in the august presence of Sh. Perni Venkataramaiah (Hon’ble Minister for Transport and Information & Public Relations, Government of Andhra Pradesh) and Mr Prabhu Nagaraj (Senior Vice President – Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.) along with the other senior dignitaries from state government and Honda 2Wheelers India.

Stressing upon the importance of road safety, Sh. Perni Venkataramaiah, Hon’ble Minister for Transport and I&PR, Government of Andhra Pradesh said, “Road Safety has become a serious concern across India. In Andhra Pradesh, 8,000 people died & 25,000 got injured in 30,000 road accidents occurred in 2018. Road accidents are occurred due to poor vehicle & road conditions but their bad effects can be minimized with good driving behaviour. As per Section 3 of Motor Vehicle Act of India, no person shall drive a motor vehicle in any place unless he holds an effective driving licence.

A learner license is issued to an individual after testing his knowledge on driving rules & regulations through theoretical & practical test. Therefore, to enhance their knowledge, the Government of Andhra Pradesh in association with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today inaugurates Safety Driving Education Center in Vishakhapatnam & initiates a pre-Learner License Registration programme for all the license applicants. I appreciate the efforts taken by Honda 2 Wheelers India who has come up with this initiative to train the LLR applicants of Vishakhapatnam.”

Sharing his thoughts on the new road safety awareness training program, Mr Prabhu Nagaraj, Senior Vice President – Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We thank Andhra Pradesh Transport Department for extending their support once again to one more city of Andhra Pradesh. Being a responsible corporate in mobility business, Honda’s priorty is to sensitize new riders & drivers on crucial subjects like traffic rules, road signs and necessary safety measures.

After successfully spreading awareness to over 13,000 learner license applicants of Vijayawada, we are expanding this initiative to Visakhapatnam. We are confident that this training program will help instill more discipline among the new riders & drivers and make them responsible road users in future.”

About Road Safety Training at Visakhapatanam:

Supporting the pre-Learner License Registration programme, Honda’s road safety instrucors will conduct 2 or more training sessions per day. The 2-hours free of cost training program will educate learner license applicants through a theory session on road rules, road signs & markings, riding gear & posture explanation and safe riding etiquettes.

This will be followed by a training on Honda’s virtual road safety simulator which increases an individual’s risk prediction ability on roads before actual riding. All participants of Road Safety Awareness Training program will receive certificate of participation to further process their application for driving license.

In the new normal of COVID-19, Honda safety instructors are adhering to strict Government guidelines to ensure safety of participants with correct social distancing. Right from sanitization, temperature check at entry point to maintaining minimum 6 feet distance between applicants inside the classroom, to certificate handover and exit, Honda’s entire road safety awareness program is developed keeping contactless learning a priority.

Honda’s Corporate Social Responsibilty Efforts in Road Safety promotion:

As a responsilble corporate, Honda is actively contributing to spread road safety awareness and has educated over 85,000 people in Andhra Pradesh through its activities at Safety Driving Education Centre in Vijayawada along with regular awareness camps in schools, colleges & corporates.

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