The National Road Safety Week in India came has concluded with several events of varying magnitude on the final day in the different parts of the country. Society for Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), Society of Automotive Fitness and Environment (SAFE) along with its members and traffic police of various states conducted several programs to address the masses and raise awareness about road safety.
The event was kick started on 11th of January in New Delhi with the ‘Walk for Safety’ event at the India Gate by Vijay Chhibber, Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Sanjay Bandopadhyay, Joint Secretary, Road Transport and K K Gandhi, Executive Director – Technical, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). The event was supported by the likes of JK Tyres, Jubilant Group, National Cadet Corps and various schools.
The various events focused on the road safety measures such as the need for wearing helmets, avoiding drunk driving, use of cell phone while on wheels, wearing of seat belts, use of dazzling head lights, and compliance to road rules. There were several other workshops which were organized for focused groups like the cab drivers and auto rickshaw drivers. Several driver training programs were also carried out during the week.
Talking about the National Road Safety Week, K K Gandhi, Executive Director- Technical, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers said, “The National Road Safety week has been a platform for reinforcing the idea of personal and vehicular safety on the road. This year we have left no stone unturned to reach out to the various stakeholders and educate them about the various aspects of road safety. We sincerely hope that the people would take these initiatives more seriously and take good care of themselves and their vehicles on the roads.”
With the rising number of road fatalities, such events can help people educate and understand the basics of road safety. What do you think of the National Road Safety Week? Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments section below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from the motoring industry.