By Our Web Reporter
LAHORE– Motorcyclists were the most vulnerable among all road users and their involvement in accidents is more than eighty percent. “It has always been a top priority of Motorway Police to focus on the safety of bike riders,” said Commandant NHMP Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam in a special campaign conducted on Wednesday at Lahore in collaboration with Honda Atlas.
The aim of the campaign was to create awareness about safety helmets, back view mirrors, head and tail lights of bikes. GM after-sales Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, National Manager Safety Bashir Qamar, Regional Manager Safety Usman Afzal, officers of motorway police, media representatives, and a large number of respectable were also present on the occasion.
While launching the “Back View Mirror and Safety Helmet Awareness Campaign”, DIG said that in Pakistan thousands of people died every year in road crashes and motorcyclists were major contributors in them.
Head injury was the major cause of death, serious injury, and disability among bike riders, and it can be avoided by the use of standard safety helmets, following traffic rules, and adopting road safety measures.
At the start of the campaign back view mirrors were installed at motorcyclists and safety helmets were distributed free of cost among road users. The motorcyclists were briefed about other safety tips necessary while riding a bike.
During the campaign, it was asserted that safety helmet is not only mandatory for bike rider but also for pillion rider too. Motorcyclists were also briefed to install a back view mirror, drive at a slow pace at the extreme left of the road, avoid using a mobile phone, and triple riding.