PUNE: Over 2,000 students of the Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering were sensitized about road safety under the National Road Safety Awareness initiative of the Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited. The initiative was launched by the company to build collision free India on roads for the future about nine months ago.
Over the span of these nine months, the initiative has reached 2.30 lakh students in various schools and colleges in over 100 cities.
The three-day-long programme helped students understand the importance of safety on road; be it for pedestrians, a two-wheeler rider or a four-wheeler driver. The programme saw a scientifically devised learning module under which skilled instructors from the company set the foundation with theory sessions on road rules, traffic signs and safe riding etiquettes.
“Interactive virtual learning helped assess students’ risk prediction ability through a virtual simulator. Students who already ride got the opportunity to test and further hone their skills through slow riding activity and also riding on planks. The programme also saw women empowerment through the Dream Riding Project wherein women riders were empowered to individually rider a two-wheeler. The programme also saw fun educational activities like road safety games and quizzes for all three days,” said a representative from the company.
Vice President for Brand and Communication, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited, Prabhu Nagaraj said, “Safety is Honda’s top priority. As a responsible corporate in the mobility business, we are proactively inculcating safe riding habits in the society. The National Road Safety Awareness initiative is a step towards transforming youth of today and safer future for tomorrow.”
He further stated that the 2,000 students from Pune have not only taken a safety pledge themselves but also become road safety ambassadors who will spread the message of road safety to family members as well.
Date: October 31, 2019