Motor racing for safe traffic
Suzuki Warns About the Importance of Careful Road Traffic Together with Police, Civil Guard, Ambulance. Accident Prevention Committee of Szentendre and Police-office of Esztergom highlighted the importance of safe road traffic with a charity motor racing tour and a family safety day by the River Danube. The patron of the One Day, One Road! educational programme was Magyar Suzuki Corporation. The event was realised in co-operation with the Police, Civil Guards, the Ambulance and civilians.
One Day, One Road, One Goal
80 people hit the road from Budakalász, but nearly twenty times as many people were interested in the charity programme supported by Suzuki. One Day One Road! motor power tour was founded by Accident Prevention Committee of Szentendre in order to allow civil and blue bikers to drive together in a cultured way keeping all traffic rules. The organisers also announced an exiting task-solving challenge besides the joint racing. However, the emphasis was on donations instead of entry fees and helping families in need in Esztergom and Szentendre cities.
The tour ended in Esztergom, where the bikers could practice the most typical danger situations – parking, cornering, stopping – with the help of an instructor. Participants could also get to know more about the importance of proper safety gear and clothes and the most important things to do if an accident occurs. The consequences of a mishap can be significantly reduced by proper behaviour. Road Traffic Act bike racing competition, full-day programmes and educational games awaited bikers, their family members and visitors in the Rugby Club Hotel Esztergom. “We were focusing on the education of youth just as much as the education of the motorcycling society when we were organising the event. Children who behave transparently on the roads will behave safely as adults as well. We were confident that we could contact Suzuki with our initiative” – said Edvárdné Péter Néveri, the captain of the Police-office of Esztergom, Accident Prevention Secretary.
Safety on two wheels
The number of large engine motorcycles hitting the Hungarian road is increasing by ten thousand every year, the number of accidents is also increasing. 54 more road accidents involving personal injury were registered in the first 11 months of last year compared to 2017. The risk of death of a motorcyclist or auxiliary motorcyclist is about 18 times higher than that of a car driver according to EU data. It is therefore very important to raise awareness and educate the motorcycling society for responsible road behaviour.
With its 14.12 percent share, Magyar Suzuki did not only dominate the Hungarian car market in 2018 with confidence. The company has also achieved outstanding success in domestic motorcycle sales last year. V-Strom 650 / XT has been dominating new motorcycle sales for the second year now. The new GSX-S1000 / F was second in the TOP 5 list of motorcycles launched in 2018. However, market power is a responsibility. “We pay special attention to safety in the designing and manufacturing of our cars and beyond. As a leading vehicle manufacturer, we feel that it is our responsibility to draw attention to the importance of transparent traffic behaviour, in this respect we co-operate with the police in many areas, whether it is a poster campaign for promotional activities, events, films about safe traffic, educational programs for schools. That's why we joined the programme” – said Viktoria Ruska, head of corporate communications of Magyar Suzuki Corporation. “As a regional manufacturer and committed supporter of the local community, it is a special joy to us that this is an Esztergom event which will hopefully be continued” – she added.