In an initiative to inculcate safe driving habits, auto magazine Autocar India has tied up with RTO Central Mumbai to felicitate successful candidates in the computerised learning round test.
Joint Transport Commissioner of Maharashtra Prasad Mahajan inaugurated this initiative.
Mahajan said, "This is the first ever initiative by any RTO in India where a candidate getting highest marks in computerised driving test is felicitated. The scheme is initiated by RTO central with help of Autocar India to encourage first time licence seekers gather more knowledge on road safety and not simply pass a test."
Hormazd Sorabjee, editor, Autocar India, said, “While Autocar India is all about cars and reaching out to auto aficionados, we also aim to deliver the message of responsible driving. We as a society need to come forward and support authorities like the RTO, helping them reach out to the growing number of young motorists.”
Encouraged by the positive response, RTO Central and Autocar India plan to conduct more activities like this to promote safe driving.
The magazine is running another initiative to promote safe and responsible driving among the youth in India - Maruti Suzuki Young Driver Contest. All India registration for the contest is currently underway. Registration details are at http://www.youngdriver.in/