Feb 14, 2017
Saracens are proud to support Aviva’s #DriveSafer campaign
Saracens are proud to support Aviva, title sponsor of Premiership Rugby, on their #DriveSafer campaign and help raise awareness of dangerous driving caused by distractions such as mobile phones. This follows on from Aviva’s successful Safer Driving campaign last year.
Saracens trio Schalk Brits, Schalk Burger and Richard Wigglesworth have recorded a short film to encourage fans to put their mobile phones away and take that extra care when they are behind the wheel.
Schalk Burger said, “it’s important to raise awareness, especially if it comes from rugby players who have families and do spend a lot of time on the road going to and from games and training sessions. We’ve all bought into it the #DriveSafer campaign. There are a lot of people who are guilty of using their mobile phones when they shouldn’t and it’s probably the biggest thing that has changed in modern driving. You need to pay full attention, and you’re not only risking yourself but you are putting the lives of other people in danger. It’s a great initiative by Aviva.”
Peter Markey, Brand and Marketing Communications Director for Aviva said, “we’re on a mission to make Britain’s roads as safe as possible and we’re proud that Premiership Rugby and all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs are helping us to make people wake up to the dangers and take that extra care when they are behind the wheel. Distractions while driving – particularly the use of mobile phones – is still a huge problem in the UK and we believe there’s no excuse for having to pay for other people’s bad driving. For this reason, the Aviva Drive app is free to download and safer drivers save an average of £170 off their Aviva car insurance, so there’s every reason to put your mobile phones away and help make a real difference.”
*The average length of a rugby pitch as defined by World Rugby.
There’s no excuse for using your phone while driving. Aviva, Proud Sponsor of Premiership Rugby, is on a mission to help make Britain’s roads safer. Download the Aviva Drive app to see how safe your driving is. #DriveSafer