Road safety woman biker’s mission : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Road safety woman biker’s mission

SHIMLA: The amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act, making it compulsory for girls (rider and pillion) to wear helmet, will help in reducing the road casualties, said Pooja Yadav, who is travelling across the country to create awareness on road safety.

Road safety woman biker’s mission

Famous woman bike-rider Pooja Yadav.



Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune News Service
Shimla, October 23

The amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act, making it compulsory for girls (rider and pillion) to wear helmet, will help in reducing the road casualties, said Pooja Yadav, who is travelling across the country to create awareness on road safety.

Pooja, who started from Mathura on October 21, reached Shimla today and met police officers and the transport authorities here. “If my campaign makes an impact on even 2 per cent of the bike riders, I will be satisfied,” she said.

A large number of people die in accidents every year and in many cases, it has been observed that pillion riders are grievously hurt and even killed as they are without helmets. Therefore, there is a need to sensitise society about the issue to ensure that the bike riders wear helmets, she says. Pooja, who is associated with an NGO Trak, covered 34 cities in 17 states last year to create awareness on road safety and traffic rules. “With focus on the youth, efforts are being made to educate teachers about road safety,” she says.

In Himachal, the number of bike riders is less as compared to the plains and people are more cautious about safety. In UP, people are casual about their safety and as a result many die.

Top News

Supreme Court overrules 1998 verdict granting immunity to ‘corrupt’ MLAs MPs from prosecution

Lawmakers not immune to prosecution for taking bribes to vote or make speeches in House, rules Supreme Court

'Bribery erode probity in public life', says seven-judge Con...

Supreme Court directs AAP to vacate Rouse Avenue office by June 15

Supreme Court directs AAP to vacate its Delhi office by June 15

The AAP's party headquarters is situated on that land

Shanan hydropower project: Centre asks Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to maintain status quo

Shanan hydropower project: Centre asks Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to maintain status quo

The Bench issued summonses to the Himachal Pradesh governmen...


Cities

View All