HARI and DOTC: New Partners in Road Safety and Responsible Car Ownership
At the Second Hyundai RUN for a Cause, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines celebrated its milestone partnership in motorist protection with the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) in observance of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. HARI joins hands with DOTC to create a comprehensive road safety strategy to make Philippine roads safer and reduce incidents of deaths and injury caused by road accidents. (L-R) Presidential sister Viel Aquino-Dee; HARI Chairman Emeritus Richard L. Lee; HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo; Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Asia and Pacific Regional Headquarters General Manager for Marketing and Product Planning J.Y. Park; DOTC Assistant Secretary Dante Lantin; and HARI Chairman Edward S. Go.
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), official distributor of Hyundai in the Philippines, recently inked its partnership with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) in observance of the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020. Sharing the DOTC’s advocacy for safer roads for all, HARI collaborates with the DOTC to create a comprehensive road safety strategy (safer roads, safer road users, and safer vehicles) with the end view of helping reduce death and injury caused by road accidents.
HARI bolsters its commitment to deliver Hyundai’s brand of excellence to motorists through the implementation of its car safety and maintenance programs. Together with its 39-strong dealerships in the country, the Philippine Hyundai distributor has been upholding the promotion of road ethics among the public, especially motorists, with Hyundai’s signature programs on responsible car ownership, car safety, and road safety. Among these are the Hyundai Car Wellness, a comprehensive after-sales program that aims to provide Hyundai customers avenues to keep their cars fit and roadworthy at all times and instill in them an attitude of safe driving; and the Summer Motorist Roadside Assistance (SMRA), a special dealership assistance program on major and preventive services while on the road during Holy Week.
Said DOTC Assistant Secretary Dante Lantin, “On observing the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety, we are looking at the thousands, even millions, of lives that we could save from road death and injury. We commend Hyundai for taking to heart and leading by example in tirelessly promoting road safety and responsible car ownership.”
HARI’s partnership with the DOTC was further underscored during the second Hyundai RUN for a Cause held April 29, 2012 at the Quirino Grandstand. There, HARI showcased its key CSR programs for 2012-2013 with its partner organizations. Each cause had a designated color to signify HARI’s involvement in different nation-building endeavors: blue (road safety and responsible car ownership), red (education), green (environment), gray (social entrepreneurship and countryside development), orange (community development through health), yellow (Filipino heritage and pride), purple (youth development through sports), and pink (women and children’s rights protection).