Hunt for best young driver
Maruti Suzuki and Autocar India have joined hands to make Indian roads a safer place by instituting the Maruti Suzuki-Autocar Young Driver 2009 contest.
The competition will involve a nationwide search for India’s best young driving talent. The contest is open to all individuals, between the age of 18 and 30, with a valid Indian driving license. Competitors should log on to www.youngdriver.in to register and take the online theory test. Competitors will be tested on their knowledge of traffic rules, awareness of road safety and knowledge of their cars. Phase one of the competition will end on the midnight of February 8. Contestants who make it to the next round will be intimated through e-mail or SMS.
The second phase is a simulator test that will take place at 11 of the Maruti driving schools across the country — Mumbai, Delhi (Gurgaon), Delhi (Faridabad), Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Jamshedpur, Ahmadabad, Indore and Cochin. The selected contestants can go to the nearest Maruti driving school between February 12 and 23. The contestants will have to bring their driving license to the event and make their own travel arrangements.
Thirty finalists will be flown to Delhi between February 28 and March 1 and hosted by the organizers of the grand finale. During this final stage of the evaluation, which will take place at the Institute of Driving Training and Research (IDTR) in New Delhi, there will be an actual driving test under the supervision of Maruti’s driving instructors and judges from Autocar India. Drivers will be evaluated on parameters such as smoothness, vehicle control and presence of mind during emergency situations.
The winner will be adjudged as ‘Maruti Suzuki-Autocar Young Driver of 2009’. He will be the ambassador of safe driving and will be promoted by Autocar India and Maruti Suzuki on numerous platforms. What’s more, the winner will also take home a Maruti Suzuki A-Star as grand prize.