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Toyota 2016 Asian safety campaign to launch in India

Toyota 2016 Asian safety campaign to launch in India
Sagar Bhanushali Sagar Bhanushali Monday 29 August 2016, 18:44 PM

Toyota has launched the third edition of its regional safety campaign. Introduced in 2014 the campaign, which mainly focuses and encourages the usage of seatbelts, will be launched locally in November.

Given that there are still a lot of motorists who fail to belt up when driving, this safety awareness initiative holds a lot of importance in a booming market like India. Through this campaign, Toyota is hoping to reinforce that seatbelts complement airbags and increase their effectiveness by 15 times. What's more, seatbelts reduce the risk of fatal injuries by up to 50 per cent for front seat passengers and 75 per cent for rear seat passengers.

Toyota kicked off this campaign in 2014, at a time when there were high traffic accident fatality rates and low safety awareness that were becoming prominent issues in a South-east Asian region that was undergoing rapid motorisation. In the first year Toyota aimed for greater seatbelt usage and with this 2016 initiative, the brand is gunning for more awareness towards this crucial safety feature.

Commenting on the campaign during its launch, Hiroyuki Fukui, President of Toyota Asia Pacific said, "Traffic safety is Toyota's top priority. We believe in contributing to achieving a society with zero traffic accident fatalities. Through our regional safety campaign we urge drivers and passengers to belt up to keep themselves and their families safe."

 

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