'SAFETY' was the watchword at the second annual Autofest, as the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) highlighted the important link between vehicle maintenance and road safety to some 650 patrons.
Autofest, organised in collaboration with the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), under the theme, "Car Care for Safe Motoring" took place
at the JAA headquarters on Central Avenue, Swallowfield, last Saturday.
Duane Ellis, general manager of the JAA, said the auto fair was structured to highlight the five pillars which underpin the United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety campaign: Road Safety management, safer roads and mobility, safer vehicles, safer road users and post-crash response.
"We wanted to ensure that patrons of the Autofest left with a greater appreciation for these fundamental subject areas that are central to the road safety and mobility mandate of the campaign," he said.
The fair included no-cost services such as car washes, vacuuming, detailing, vehicle inspections and valuations.
"Autofest forms part of the JAA's ongoing road safety advocacy activities and was an opportunity to engage motorists, while providing value-added car care services," Ellis said.