Jawa and Yezdi Club of Hyderabad have organised a ride to Hampi to promote road safety which is scheduled to be held between August 15 and 17. This first all-India Jawa & Yezdi Ride to Hampi will in support of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India’s (FMSCI) Action for Road Safety campaign.
The ride will witness about 60 riders from across the country who will travel to the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire in northern Karnataka on Independence Day. The motorcyclists from Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram and Nasik on their vintage machines will ride out of their respective cities on the morning of August 15 and reach Hampi by the evening. Pune has the most participants at 24, followed by Hyderabad at 16.
Speaking about the road safety ride, J Prithiviraj, President, FMSCI said, “It is a very encouraging sign when motorcycle clubs and independent groups take the initiative to promote road safety. India has the world’s largest number of road accident casualties. We need to work towards improving road safety awareness in the country.”
The Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) had launched its Action for Road Safety global campaign in support of the United Nations’ Decade of Action for Road Safety. The FIA’s initiative aims to lower the alarming figures associated with global road accidents and to spread the safer motoring message. The FMSCI has adopted and is implementing FIA’s Action for Road Satefy global campaign.
All participating vehicles will carry FIA Road Safety Campaign sticker to create awareness on the importance of road safety. The riders will distribute pamphlets propagating road safety and take the FIA Road Safety pledge – 10 Golden Rules – in front the Queen’s Bath, a World Heritage monument in Hampi.
For further details on the all-India Jawa & Yedzi safety ride to Hampi, contact organising committee members Jaiveer Rao (09849030393) or Inder Anam (09848020092).