Support measures and price regulation are some of the requests that will be made to the Prime Minister by ARAN, which warns of the risk of closure of first-aid companies
First-aid companies are essential to solve problems in the driving environment, and in a scenario where they are reduced, road safety can also be at stake, warns the National Association of the Automotive Industry (ARAN). Therefore, the Association made a new appeal to the Government and asks for support measures for these companies. The introduction of a mandatory service price update, indexed to the increase in fuel prices, is one of the association’s main requests.
The increase in general costs has been a suffocating scenario for the maintenance of activity and jobs and could lead to the closure of several companies. In the appeal made to the Government, ARAN defends the road safety of people and goods and recalls the important role of this sector for the proper functioning of clearing traffic routes, such as in the removal of damaged and/or accidented vehicles. “It is also essential that insurance companies and travel assistance, to whom most services are provided, are sensitive to the notorious difficulties of these companies”, he reinforces.
ARAN also warns of the need for government intervention in market regulation, so that travel assistance companies follow the evolution of the cost of services. The association intends to ask for help to resolve the “imminent risk of closure” that will be harmful not only to road safety, but also to the country’s economic outlook and says it is waiting for the new Government to take office to invoke a meeting of emergency with the Prime Minister, António Costa.