Walkathon starts road safety drive
Navi Mumbai police traffic department has organized a fortnight long ‘Road Safety Campaign’ that was officially inaugurated on Monday by actor Boman Irani. It is being supported by Fortis hospital. The drive that began on Sunday will continue till January 23.
The campaign was flagged off with a walkathon for the residents of Navi Mumbai and Fortis’ Road Safety Mobile Van was also unveiled as first leg of the campaign.
The campaign will comprise road safety drills, first-aid trainings at school and collages, street plays with NSS students, Women’s Helmet Rally, ‘Show way to an ambulance’ programme and flash mobs across high footfall areas.
Irani said: “Our health is in our hands. Similarly is the case with traffic rules. Our safety is in our hands and so it is time for action now. We need to spread the message and it is our duty.”
Navi Mumbai police commissioner Prabhat Rajan said: “With an increase in number of young drivers and newer cars on the roads, road safety has emerged as one of the major concern for Navi Mumbai. A number of accidents and deaths will be averted if road safety measures are inculcated and followed by drivers and pedestrians.”
To emphasis the importance of giving way to life-saving ambulances, a ‘Show Way to an Ambulance’ rally is being organized on Sunday.
■ Actor Boman Irani at the inauguration of the Road Safety Week at Vashi on Wednesday.