Delhi traffic police puts all-round effort to spread awareness on road safety
New Delhi: From showing the mirror to helmetless pillion rider and bringing sportsman with the safety messages, Delhi Traffic Police puts all-around effort during National Road Safety Week- 2019.
In an interesting campaign, the Delhi Traffic police officer holds up a mirror in front of a helmetless pillion rider on a busy road. Later, he starts flipping placards that have some thought-provoking messages for helmetless riders. At the ITO Crossing, Head Constable Sandeep Kumar, now popularly known as "THE HELMET MAN" has prepared a presentation with placards, displaying catchy messages on road safety and appealing two-wheeler riders to use standard helmets.
During the campaign, renowned cricketers like Ishant Sharma and Virender Sehwag joined hands with Delhi Police and urged Delhiites to follow traffic rules and maintain road safety.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Eish Singhal have conducted an interactive session with students at Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma (ARSD) College at the college itself.
Road safety awareness campaigns were launched by the traffic police personnel at various locations like Senior Secondary Girls and Boys School (Shalimar Bagh), Shanti Devi Public School, GR International School and Updesh Kaur Public School (Bawana) and briefing for the drivers of various vehicles and commuters of E-rickshaw, Gramin Sewa, RTVs and others about road safety at Kanjhawla Road, at Rithala and Rohini West Metro station, B-block, Ring Road.
During a seminar, Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic pointed out that apart from the use of technology and awareness programmes to get the desired results there is a great need of self-discipline amongst the masses and coordination among stakeholders to improve the overall road safety. The Special CP also asked industries to join hands in ensuring road safety in every possible way.
More than 1.25 million people around the globe lose their life due to traffic mishaps and nearly 50 million get injured, often resulting in disability.
Even the pedestrians on the roads are at the risk of losing their life due to callous and negligent behavior of others as well as their own. Nearly 20000 pedestrians lose their life annually in India, as they are more vulnerable on road due to lack of safety.