The country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India is aiming to more than double its driving schools to 400 over the next 2-3 years to train larger number of people on road safety.
The company has a network of 6 Institutes of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR) and 192 Maruti driving schools. Various state governments have joined hands with MSI in setting up IDTRs and institutionalising driving training in the country.
The company has already trained 10 lakh people in the last decade, out of which 5 lakh have been trained under its flagship programme — National Road Safety Mission (NRSM), which was launched in December 2008.
“So far we have trained over 10 lakh people… We now target to double the network of Maruti driving schools to 400 in the next 2-3 years,” Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) Managing Executive Office (Marketing and Sales) MayankPareek said in a statement.
On the importance of this initiative, Pareek said: “In terms of fatalities, around 1,60,000 lives are lost annually in road accidents. As the automobile sector continues to grow, there is a need to bring in high quality training institutes, which help institutionalise high ‘quality training’ on road safety.”
this initiative by maruti is a peculiar and a good hearted one. Through setting up driving schools driving skills can be trained in a better way so as to reduce the number of death defying accidents around the country which take the lives a number of people everyday.