Hertz UAE says it will continue to play its part in helping to reduce road accidents in the Emirates after introducing one of the safest cars in the world to its fleet.
The arrival of the new 2012 Volvo S60 sedan is the latest step in an ongoing safe driving initiative by the company, which has made airbags and anti-lock braking systems (ABS) standard across its entire range of cars, SUVs and trucks.
“Road accidents in the UAE fell 21 per cent from 2009 to 2010 and we want to play our part in making sure that trend continues,” said Nigel Johnson, Managing Director, Hertz UAE.
“Bringing in more vehicles with the most technologically advanced safety features can only help, and this is part of our ongoing policy to support moves to reduce the number of accidents.”
Hailed by independent driving experts as both one of the safest and most fun cars to drive, the sporty five-door 2012 Volvo S60 sedan has groundbreaking safety features such as the ‘Blind Spot Information System’ (BSIS).
This causes sensors installed in the vehicle’s side mirrors to monitor the sides of the vehicle and alert the driver with a pair of warning lights when another vehicle enters the blind spot.
Part of the Al-Futtaim Group, Hertz UAE recently expanded its network to 14 locations across the Emirates by opening an exclusive service desk at Abu Dhabi International Airport, a new branch at Etihad Plaza and a branch in Al Ain.
All Hertz cars are fully insured and undergo a 40-point quality check-up prior to rentals. Customers can rely on a 24-hour back up service breakdown cover which includes replacement vehicles, full maintenance and repairs, and round-the-clock roadside