Akshay Kumar joins central government’s ‘Road Safety’ movement

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is known for his contribution towards the social service. After ‘Padman’ which raised the awareness on the subject of menstruation, Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar has now joined hands with Union Road and Highway Ministry to speed awareness about ‘Road Safety’ in the country.

In order to spread awareness about ‘Road Safety’ Akshay Kumar, has donned Khaki pant and white shirt, like a Mumbai Traffic Police constable. In the picture tweeted by him, the actor can be seen with two Mumbai Traffic Constables holding a walkie-talkie in his hand.

Akshay Tweeted, “Honoured to be associate with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and take forward the ‘Road Safety’ movement.  I sincerely hope the campaign will bring about a behavioral change towards traffic & road safety and in turn help save precious lives.”

India and accidents 

In the year 2016, as many as 4,80,652 road accidents were reported

In the year 2015-16, total of 4,94,624 persons were injured

The year 2016 saw 1,50,785 accidental deaths in the country

Every day as many as 1317 accidents take place and of which 413 people die on Indian roads, which means 55 accidents and 17 deaths in every hour.

A few days back, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, had released a Handbook on Prevention of Accidents and Awareness of First Aid on the occasion of ‘Road Safety Week’ at a function, in Delhi.