TRW Automotive Aftermarket has declared its 2013 ‘Safety Days’ at Germany’s Nurburgring circuit a success.
Visitors were treated to a tour of the company’s manufacturing facility, before taking part in practical safety training exercises, which simulated real-life conditions to highlight potentially dangerous driving situations, including emergency braking with TRW Cotec brake pads; the importance of braking system maintenance; the effects of worn shock absorbers and braking in an emergency situation while cornering.
The events coincided with the 2013 VLN racing Championship at the famous Nurburgring where visitors watched more than 190 vehicles on the grid in a four-hour race. They also experienced the famous ‘Nordschleife’ or ‘Green Hell Legend’ racing track as the passenger of a veteran driving instructor.
Soeren Kristensen, TRW’s Global Marketing Services manager, said the company had produced the “right formula of education and fun”.
“The events which supported TRW’s commitment to promoting driver and pedestrian safety attracted so much interest that next year we will offer a greater number of places,” he said.
“As the leading Corner Module supplier, we highlighted the benefits of driving a vehicle equipped with components that are fitted at OE level, when the vehicle is new. We also showed the importance of regular testing by a qualified technician and the dangers of driving with deficient parts.”