CarDekho, India’s leading full-stack auto tech company, launched the ‘E for Elderly' campaign, to promote a safe driving environment for senior citizens.
The campaign aims to promote greater responsibility towards self-driving senior citizens and to create awareness about the sensitive social issue of road safety.
The company’s brand ambassadors Akshay Kumar, Mahesh Babu, Rahul Dravid and KL Rahul have also joined the new initiative.
The campaign launched across all digital platforms and has been conceptualised and executed by Leo Burnett.
Due to the pandemic, the elderly are reluctant to take cabs and have started driving, and the company wishes to create a safe driving environment for them.
Just like ‘L’ stands for learners, ‘E’ will be for elders. The campaign is targeted towards all the eligible drivers to take extra caution while driving close to a car with an ‘E’ symbol on it.
It, thus asks family members to put an ‘E’ symbol on the windshield/back glass of their senior citizen’s car to warn other drivers that the vehicle is driven by an elderly person.
At the launch of the campaign, Gaurav Mehta, Chief Marketing Officer, CarDekho Group, said, “This campaign reflects an ideology that the brand stands for –developing an inclusive and caring personal mobility environment for everyone."
"There has been a huge change in the way we live now. We want to make everyone feel safe and have a hassle-free driving experience, especially senior citizens," he added.
We hope this campaign will promote simple, incremental behavioural changes and more empathy towards elders driving on the road.”
Adding further, Rajdeepak Das, CEO& Chief Creative Officer – South Asia, Leo Burnett says “E for elderly is a great example of how a simple idea can create a big change."
"With the pandemic, we have seen the rise in people taking personal transport, including our senior citizens who have taken to driving once again," Burnett added.
"But how to make people compassionate towards elderly who get back to driving after years. So we created “E” as the sign for Elderly drivers," he further added.
"You can write on a paper, print, use tape, as long as it’s an E it does the job. We are very proud to be a part of this initiative with CarDekho and hope to make a positive difference with this campaign," he said.
Campaign Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTUC45w6fg8
Akshay Kumar - https://youtu.be/0WVGzu1MbrU
KL Rahul - https://youtu.be/WrQ1bh3mUzs
Mahesh Babu - https://youtu.be/97rysWmb3Ys
Rahul Dravid- https://youtu.be/GaIcslKaKL8
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