Bollywood actress, Sonam Kapoor was spotted in New Delhi as she promoted the ‘Helmet Awareness’ campaign: a safety initiative organised by the Delhi Traffic Police to promote the use of wearing helmets amongst women drivers. The Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles Act, applicable all over the country, makes it mandatory for all two-wheeler riders, male or female, to wear helmets.
According to a data available from the traffic police, in-2010 64 women died in road accidents while travelling on two-wheelers without wearing helmets. In-2011, 52 women died in similar accidents. And so far in-2012, 35 women have died while riding a two-wheeler without wearing a helmet, and yet importance of its use has not sunk in.
On Saturday November 17th, Delhi Traffic Police roped in Sonam Kapoor to depict importance of helmets among woman riders and she was recently seen sporting a helmet at India Gate, New Delhi, while posing with a two wheeler. Sonam not only spoke about road safety measures but also demonstrated how to wear helmets and strap them properly while driving to motorists.
At the event, Joint commissioner of police (traffic), Satyendra Garg confirmed that Santosh (35) and Neeta (24) who lost their lives in a road accident in Delhi’s Ashok Vihar area. Both were not wearing helmets while the biker against which they collided escaped unhurt due to the fact that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Who was right and where blame lay is a different matter, but fact remains that the person wearing a helmet was saved and that is a lesson to be learnt and practiced regularly.
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Source – DailyMail
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