JAIPUR: To stop deaths of two-wheeler riders throughout accidents, one of many highest within the state, Rajasthan authorities has began a mega street security marketing campaign specializing in sporting helmets within the state.
In keeping with information of the state transport division, yearly roughly 4,000 individuals die in accidents within the state for not sporting helmets.
“Two-wheeler riders are a serious sufferer in all street accidents within the state. It isn’t clear if it’s the mistake of the riders or different automobiles, however round 42%-43% two-wheeler riders are getting killed in such accidents, together with pillion or riders themselves. Many of the victims in such circumstances are middle-aged people who find themselves bread winners,” stated Vijay Kumar Singh, further director basic for visitors in Rajasthan.
The marketing campaign will give attention to guaranteeing that the riders put on helmets with chin straps locked, sale of solely ISI marked helmets, distribution of helmets by automobile store house owners throughout buy of two-wheelers and ensuring all authorities officers to put on helmets whereas commuting on two-wheelers. Districts like Bhilwara and Churu have issued orders on obligatory sporting of helmets by authorities officers. The authorities additionally plan to distribute correct helmets via CSR initiatives.
To handle the difficulty, a complete security marketing campaign has been deliberate which includes FM radios and newspapers for selling use of helmets, roping in social media influencers with massive following to propagate the thought of utilizing helmets and its advantages, utilizing social completely different media handles to unfold consciousness.
“We’re additionally attempting to get rid of sale of non-standard helmets, for which we’re conducting consciousness in addition to enforcement programmes frequently. The state authorities has additionally made it obligatory for automobile sellers to provide helmets to the shopper on the time of sale of a two-wheeler. This helps in guaranteeing that each new buyer has a correct helmet out there to them,” added the official.
Regardless of such measures, authorities face issues in behavioural modifications in individuals utilizing helmets, the warmth working as a deterrent and lack of funds to pay fines for not sporting helmets.
“Being a extremely popular area, Rajasthan will not be conducive for helmet use, however there isn’t any different choice for security. At current, voluntary compliance to security norms with regards to helmets is round 20% together with distant areas and we hope to extend this with actions involving data, schooling and communication. We have now additionally learnt that enforcement groups are usually not capable of challan poor people who find themselves not sporting helmets as they don’t have the wonderful quantity of Rs 1,000 and can’t bear the price of a helmet at instances. Even when the automobile is impounded, what number of automobiles can the officers involved take, which is why we try to deliver a couple of behavioural change and persuade individuals to put on helmets,” stated Singh.

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