and should stop complaining about higher fines” – K J George
In order to create awareness among youth, especially college students, about the road safety measures and to educate them about recent amendments to MV Act, city-based research and educational institution, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru and HKBK Group of Institutions had organized an awareness program titled “The Road to Safety” under the banner of the ‘Safer Roads Bengaluru’ initiative.
Shri. K J GeorgeMLA and former Minister speaking on the occasion said “Every year Karnataka witnesses almost 11,000 mortalities and more than 50,000 injuries due to road crashes. According to the global report, road crashes are the number 1 killer of young adults of age group 15 to 29. It is apparent that the need of the hour is to put more efforts on road safety measures.” Commenting on the recent MV act amendment he advised the students if they follow the traffic rules they need not worry about the fines. He also stressed that youths are the future of the country and should set an example by following the law. He also added that before implementing the new act there should have been more awareness created.
Shri. C. M. Faiz Mohammed, Director of HKBK Group of Institutions who had presided over the event said “Govt. is spending lot of money towards infrastructure development, along with following the traffic rules, it is also important that we also use public transport so that we save the resources for the future”
In the event, more than 30 two-wheeler helmets were distributed as prizes to the winners of various road safety-related competitions organized by the Safer Roads Bengaluru team during the last ten days.
Dr. Thriveni B S, Public Health expert and member of the NCD Task Force, Shri. Manzoor A. Khan, Secretary, HKBK Group of Institutions, Dr. Baswaraj, Principal HKBK Degree college were also present.