Contributing towards building a collision-free India on roads in the future, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited’s brought its national road safety awareness programme, which concluded recently, to the city and over 2,050 students of Lawrence International Public School were made aware of traffic rules.
The road safety awareness programme covered important topics of traffic rules and road discipline to help schoolchildren grow up to be a law-abiding citizen. Since the national flag-off of this social responsibility programme nine months ago, Honda India has made aware over 2.30 lakh school and college students in over 100 cities of road safety.Speaking on Honda’s commitment towards sensitising children to road safety, Prabhu Nagaraj, vice-president (Brand and Communication), Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private LImited, said: “Safety is Honda’s top priority. As a responsible corporate in the mobility business, we are pro-actively inculcating safe riding habits in society. The national road safety awareness initiative is a step towards transforming today’s children and safer future for tomorrow. At Honda, we are delighted to reach over 2,050 young students of Jalandhar who have not only taken safety pledge themselves but will further spread the message as road safety ambassadors to their families too.”
Honda’s road safety programme made learning fun. Company’s specially trained road safety instructors educated children about the do’s and don’ts while commuting in a school bus and cycling. The nine to 12 year old children learnt how to ride their cycles safely or ride as a pillion on two-wheelers and importance of safety gear on roads. To make this learning more practical and fun, children got to learn on specially imported CRF50 motorcycles. A safety-riding theory session was also conducted for children of 13 to 17 years of age as well as teachers. For children above 16 years of age, special rider training activity was held under the guidance of Honda’s trained safety instructors. It also conducted fun educational activities such as road safety games and quizzes on a daily basis so that schoolchildren could learn about safe riding in a fun-filled way. The four to five-year-old children were taught basics of road usage with the help of pictures and comics.
Date: October 10, 2019