The National – Tuesday, February 1, 2011
THE Motor Vehicle Insurance Ltd (MVIL) yesterday announced the registration period for drivers entering the PMV Driver competition has started.
It will see a group PMV drivers visiting Australia again for this year’s NRL grand final.
PMV drivers can now register for the competition at any MVIL office until March 11.
MVIL managing director Dr John Mua said there was so much excitement among PMV drivers in all provinces, and they were expecting a greater response than last year.
“This is because for the second year there has been a precedent. The nation’s drivers have no doubt read or heard about last year’s tour to Australia.
“They may have spoken to one of the winners who travelled and experienced what a once-in-a-lifetime experience such a tour really is,” he said.
“MVIL expects registrations to be great, or even greater, in number this year because of the success of last year’s Australian tour. Our PMV drivers will know that if their driving record leading up to this year’s NRL grand final reflects the requirements of the campaign, they may themselves embark on such a journey in the near future.”
Mua also announced a new cavalcade of NRL superstars to spread the campaign message “Road safety: It’s not a game.”
The players include marquee Rabbitohs signing Greg Inglis, PNG’s own David Mead, Scott Prince, Willie Tonga, Sam Thaiday and Australian captain-in-waiting Came-ron Smith.
Members of last year’s campaign, including Kumuls Paul Aiton and Neville Costigan, Manly star Anthony Watmough and dual international Wendell Sailor, remain.
Mua said the members of the Kumuls would also underpin the campaign.
“We would like our own local heroes to grow our road safety message organically from within PNG,” he said.
Kumuls winger Michael Mark will be featuring in the campaign’s promotional material.