Maruti Suzuki has come out with its latest communication campaign on road safety - a series of films that take on the challenge of positively impacting people’s attitude towards road safety.
The campaign aims to stir their conscience and make them reflect on their apathy.
The films are not so much about educating road users and creating road safety awareness amongst them, as they are about changing their attitude of apathy towards road safety. It is this apathy that Indian road users can sometimes have towards traffic rule violations, which has dire consequences for them and fellow road users.
The films cover subjects which are integral to everyday living - giving way to ambulances, saying no to drunk driving, always wearing a seatbelt, lane driving, avoiding phone calls while driving etc. The plot of each film lets you pause and ponder about your own behavior.
The campaign features eight TVCs on road safety, conceptualised by Dentsu Creative Impact, Gurgaon, addressing the issues of non-adherence to the road safety rules and norms. The thought behind the communication is “If we know it’s wrong, why do we still do it?”
Speaking on the films Vinay Pant, AVP, Marketing, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., said “It’s a Hard-hitting campaign, rooted in on-road insights. Our desired impact would be that people are moved to think and reflect on their attitude. Intent is that every time people are breaking a traffic rule out of apathy, they should be reminded of these films, hopefully have a change of heart and start making the roads safer.”
Mahesh Rajoria, AVP, Driving Training, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., said “Being a leader in the Indian automotive industry, Maruti Suzuki, has always gone beyond providing people with mobility solutions. We always go an extra mile to ensure the well-being of our society. We believe that it is our responsibility to work towards making the Indian roads safer and our teams work tirelessly to spread awareness about safe driving and traffic regulations.”
Amit Wadhwa, Branch Head & President, Dentsu Creative Impact adds,“Since the start, the intention was to look out for new and unconventional ways to communicate a simple message of road safety. With a strong insight, we feel we can reach out to those who may not always break the rules because they want to, but because they are so used to it by now that it has become a part of them. And our honest effort, is to at least make them think before they act.”
Soumitra Karnik, NCD, Dentsu Creative Impact, said “We believe in developing strong campaigns using consumer insights as a base, so that the message reaches the right segment. With the core insight of ‘If we know it’s wrong, why do we still do it?’, the expectation is to touch base with each individual.”
You can watch the ads here: