Delhi traffic police conducted the ‘Safe Two-Wheeler Riding Workshop’ for college students at Jawaharlal Nehru University campus.
The workshop was conducted in association with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Ltd as a part of the Annual Road Safety Week-2016.
The event was attended by Pradip Hota, Addl. CP, traffic, Prof Rekha Rajan, Dean JNU, Dr (Prof) Anil Kumar Singh, coordinator, Naveen Yadav, commandant chief security officer and Daleep Kumar, Safety Head – North India.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Rekha Rajan said, "The roads inside the JNU campus are not suitable for plying of buses but keeping in view the enormity of the campus, plying of the buses has become inevitable. In such a scenario, two-wheeler riders have become more vulnerable, more so because they are reluctant to stick to traffic rules and road safety norms."
She added, "These kinds of workshops being organised by traffic police are very useful and JNU is very keen to organise such workshops at regular intervals to sensitise the students and thereby ensure their safety."
Pradip Hota said that youngsters form the major chunk of victims involved in twowheeler accidents, which is an irreparable loss to the family as well as to the nation.
Naveen Yadav, chief security officer, said that road safety is a public health issue and most of the times innocent people are the victims of wrongdoings of others.
The actual violator survives unscathed. In addition to this, daily road safety awareness programme is being organised at two major intersections in the morning and two major intersections and one prominent place in the evening hours wherein ‘nukkar natak’ on road safety is being shown to the public.