Honda 2Wheelers India & Himachal Pradesh Transport Department start Road Safety Awareness Training for learner license applicants in Una

Una, December 23, 2019

  • Honda to provide 2-hour free of cost training to all learner license applicants of 5 locations of Himachal Pradesh – Una, Amb, Gagret, Bangana & Haroli
  • Honda’s next step to make two-wheeler riders & four-wheeler drivers and all road users safer on roads

Una, December 23, 2019: Strengthening its commitment towards making safer roads, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) today announced the new initiative ‘Road Safety Awareness Training’ in association with Transport Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh. Now, all learner license applicants, license renewal applicants & traffic rule violators will get the training by Honda’s skilled instructors at Regional Transport Office in Una.

Present at the inauguration of this historic road safety awareness initiative in Una were Captain J. M. Pathania (IAS, Hon'ble Commissioner Transport, Government of Himachal Pradesh) and Mr. Prabhu Nagaraj (Vice President, Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.) along with other senior dignitaries from state government and Honda 2Wheelers India.

Speaking on the occasion Captain J. M. Pathania, IAS, Hon'ble Commissioner Transport, Government of Himachal Pradesh emphasized on need of road safety awareness amongst youth and kids. He expressed the need to train exisiting & future road users through such trainings not only in Una but also in other districts of Himachal Pradesh.

Sharing thoughts on the new road safety awareness training program, Mr Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice President - Brand & Communication, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Road safety is a major concern in India. It is alarming that Himachal Pradesh recorded more than 15,000* road accidents in last 5 years. As a responsible two-wheeler manufacturer, we believe that creating aware and safe road users is integral for safety of all. Through this program, we aim to sensitize new & existing riders & drivers of not only Una but of Amb, Gagret, Bangana & Haroli too by training them on crucial subjects like traffic rules, road signs and necessary safety measures so that they become responsible road users in the future.”

About the program

In order to bring a behavioural change in riders of Una, Amb, Gagret, Bangana & Haroli Transport Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh has given responsibility to Honda to educate learner license applicants, license renewal applicants & traffic rule violators of the city & make them responsible road users.

Honda’s 2-hours free of cost training program will educate learner license applicants, license renewal applicants & traffic rule violators 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 the participants of Road Safety Awareness Training program will get a certificate of participation to further process their application for driving license.

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

As a responsilble corporate, Honda is actively contributing to spread road safety awarenesss and has educated over 55,000 people of Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir through its regular awareness camps in schools, colleges, corporate & societies.

Sensitizing people of all age groups, Honda has made 33 lac Indians aware on road safety. Honda’s safety riding and training programmes are held daily at its 14 adopted traffic parks across India (2 in Delhi, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Yeola, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Trichy, Karnal and Thane). Honda also provides training to learner license applicants at its 4 traffic parks (Karnal, Bhubaneswar, Trichy & Coimbatore) and 3 safety driving education centres (Ranchi, Khozikode & Vijayawada).

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*As per the statistics shared by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) in ‘Road Accidents in India (2018)’ report.