Mumbai, Dec 31 (UNI) 'ICICI Lombard - WIAA Road Safety Week 2008' is being organised here from January 2 to 7, by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company in partnership with Western India Automobile Association (WIAA).
Addressing a joint press conference here today, WIAA Executive Chairman Nitin Dossa said, ''WIAA organizes road safety week every year, in the first week of the New Year, with an objective to reach out to citizens and create awareness on the model road safety habits, especially for the motorists. WIAA, over the years has done some pioneering work in promoting road safety in Mumbai.'' The event will be inaugurated by Mr D N Jadhav, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Mumbai on January 2 at Islam Gymkhana here.
ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Head (motor insurance) Eswaranatarajan N said, ''Insurance is essentially about risk management and with increase in the number of vehicles on our roads we are actively involved in promoting the cause of safe driving. As part of our social obligation we also assist in the production and review of driver handbooks, risk management guides and traffic barricades across the city.'' ''Our 24x7 helpline, in-house surveyors and cashless access to over 2,000 garages and 4,000 hospitals across India offer our customers speedy and convenient claims settlement,'' added Mr Eswaranatarajan N.