Road safety is in sharp focus with the start of the annual Christmas holiday season - and Hyundai Automotive South Africa and its holding company, Motus, will once again contribute to the effort to make our roads a safer place for holiday travellers.
At an event attended by players of the Mamelodi Sundowns soccer team, Hyundai Automotive SA and Motus yesterday handed over the keys to six Hyundai Accents that will be used by the Bakwena N1N4 toll road concessionaire to patrol the routes under its control and assist with the road safety campaign.
"We have invited Mamelodi Sundowns, Hyundai Automotive SA's sport sponsorship partners, to attend this important handover to show that we are not only serious about promoting our soccer team, but also about road safety," said Oscar Makola, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive SA.
"This is the second consecutive year that Hyundai Automotive SA and Motus is sponsoring the road safety drive of Bakwena. It will also be repeated, as before, during the Easter weekend vacation break in 2019," said Berenice Francis, corporate affairs executive at Motus.
The branded Hyundai Accents, which will also be fitted with emergency lights, will be used to increase and boost route surveillance, patrol support and roadside assistance on the N1 and N4 routes during the holiday season.
Charmaine van Wyk, public relations officer for Bakwena who was present at the handover, said Bakwena is grateful for the continued support from Hyundai Automotive SA and Motus to enable Road Incident Management Services to do their work in the holiday period.
"We need all the support in South Africa to bring about a change in behaviour on our roads and a decrease in the very high road death toll," said Van Wyk.