Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS study

The study was conducted by NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru.  A total number of 220 cases of road accidents were included in the study for a period of 3 years. The study states, those who were wearing (Indian Standard) 'ISI' mark full face helmet none of them had head injuries

Wearing an ‘ISI’ mark full face helmet can save you from head injuries: NIMHANS studyIn is well known that riding a bike without a helmet is an open invitation for danger, wearing a helmet is paramount for safety, but did you know that not every helmet guarantees your safety. But, wearing a good quality of ‘ISI’ mark helmet can save your life. The study was performed to study the […]

#SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha: Akshay Kumar becomes face of road safety campaign

Every day as many as 1,317 accidents take place and of which 413 people die on Indian roads, which means 55 accidents and 17 deaths in every hour

#SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha: Akshay Kumar becomes face of road safety campaignAkshay Kumar has highlighted national issues through his films. After highlighting Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and sanitation with ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and menstrual hygiene in ‘Pad Man’, Akshay Kumar is now the face of road safety movement. As the number of road accidents and fatalities continue to rise, Akshay has joined the initiative to spread […]

#KikiChallenge: Get in to the car, says Mumbai police

Social media is known to come up with some or the other sort of challenges ever few months, to entice youngsters into challenges which can often be dangerous to their well-being. And now it has brought out another challenge which is seriously ignoring road safety, called the #KikiChallenge

#KikiChallenge: Get in to the car, says Mumbai policeJumping out of a moving car to break into a dance may seem bizarre. But that’s exactly what social media users are doing as part of the latest internet sensation, the #KikiChallenge or #InMyFeelingsChallenge, that’s making waves in India too. It’s been weeks ever since this viral song has been out. People are taking up […]

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidents

In the first three months of 2018, the rural areas in Maharashtra, have recorded a whopping 73% of accident cases, in which 83% casualties in first three months of the year have lost their lives. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis admitted these statistics in the state assembly

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidentsIn the year 2017, Maharashtra has witnessed 35,853 accidents, and over 12,000 people have lost their lives, of which 2,789 deaths occurred in rural areas. More than 20,000 passengers have been severely injured in these accidents. In the first three months of 2018, from January to March – 9,243 accidents have occurred, killing 3,361 people. Maharashtra […]

Hospital trains bikers on life support skills to help accident victims

The doctors of the Apollo hospital, Navi Mumbai, have trained the bikers on the World Motorcycle Day about the life support to help road accident victims. On Thursday, the bikers were imparted training about what they should do if they see an accident victim on the road while driving

Hospital trains bikers on life support skills to help accident victimsMany different bikers attended the workshop. These bikers, every month or on weekends, go on a bike ride and witness many road accidents. Many times bikers lose their lives in road accidents. But, lacking knowledge about how to help a road accident victim, they just become a helpless spectator. A workshop was arranged to train […]

‘Don’t drink and drive,’ Virat Kohli bats for road safety

Team India's captain is noted for his aggression on the field, but off-field Virat Kohli is known to be sensitive towards social causes. In his latest twitter post he is seen encouraging youngsters to have awareness on road safety

‘Don’t drink and drive,’ Virat Kohli bats for road safety“I have taken a pledge, to never drink and drive. And I want everyone to join hands with me in taking this pledge.” This pledge is taken by none other than team India’s skipper Virat Kohli. On the occasion of the Road Safety Week which is celebrated from April 23rd to 30th, Virat Kohli has […]

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness drive

Everyone knows the traffic rules. But, sometimes we tend to neglect it. Accidents can occur if the traffic rules aren’t followed which in turn can be fatal to the health. To create awareness about traffic rules so that people can follow it, the Nashik doctors have come forward

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness driveFamily Physician’s Association, National Integrated Medical Association and Nashik Traffic police has undertaken an initiative to create awareness about the traffic rules which will help to avoid accidents for 5 days (from Monday to Friday). Through it, awareness is being created at signals by the policemen and the doctors. The doctors are creating awareness about […]

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practices

Mumbai Police issued an e-Challan to actor Kunal Khemu who posted an apology on Twitter for riding a sports bike without helmet. After which the actor apologised and accepted the punishment. So, to ensure the safety of citizens, on the occasion of World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, Fortis Hospitals- Mulund, Mahim and Navi Mumbai along with the city’s traffic department organised a day-long initiative aimed at creating awareness amongst motorists and pedestrians about road safety, importance of usage of helmets, seatbelts, and most importantly, following lane discipline

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practicesThe day long initiative was conducted at the Bandra and Mahim junctions, Shivaji Circle, Navi Mumbai and Bhandup-Sonapur and Nahur-Airoli junctions respectively. The team educated motorists about traffic rules and shared information about first aid, to equip motorists to tackle accidents. With the growing number of road accidents in the country, the initiative was a […]

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’

At World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Keki Turel, a consultant neurosurgeon, said that most serious head injuries are because of road accidents. He also mentioned that it is the young population which is suffering from road accidents and once they are impaired with head injuries, they cost society as economic productivity is lost

WCNR 2018: ‘Road accidents contribute to highest number of head injuries’“The law and order machinery is not able to cope up with the incidence. Traffic is the main cause behind road accidents. Around 43 per cent of the casualties are because of road accidents,” he said. While explaining about the causes behind road accidents, he said, “People who drive two wheelers form the highest of […]

Pune doc petitions Maha CM for free medical aid to accident victims

The petition initiated online aims to address the need for free emergency service for accident victims in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is ranks second in India with highest numbers of road accidents. From 2011 to 2016, Maharashtra witnessed death of 78,317 persons in road accidents while 2, 47,402 were injured

Pune doc petitions Maha CM for free medical aid to accident victimsA Pune based health activist has started an online petition on change.org, which will be submitted to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis asking the state government to start a scheme for free emergency service for accident victims. The petition refers to the service for the same which is started in Delhi and Kerala. The petition […]