Yamaha Motors is one of the few firms which believe in promoting sports as well as safe riding knowledge and awareness. The firm regularly conducts its training sessions on the race tracks along with safe riding programs. The Yamaha Safe Riding Science (YSRS) took place in Bangalore today. A total of 120 students of Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore, attended the session. The program was a daylong session that was subdivided into two parts. The first part was a theory session while the second part was a practical session. The practical session included 3 skills – slow balancing, slalom and braking that were taught to the students.
The initiative takes place under the firm’s belief, “Safety riding being achieved by intelligent activity, not by the operation or movement”. A short film of 20 minutes was also a part of the initiative that aimed at introducing the knowledge and awareness of safe riding and various traffic rules and its importance. The short film has scientifically analyzed impact force, inertia force and frictional force from a road traffic viewpoint.
MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi who had visited India during the Auto Expo also emphasized on the importance of road safety and awareness. He emphasized the importance of using protective gear like helmets. Road accident deaths in India seems to be climbing a steep slope up with a growth of 8 percent per annum. According to various studies and sources, an estimate of 13 people lose their lives every hour in India due to accidents which makes it 250 people daily and 114,590 people yearly.