Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your life

Dr Vaibhav Kasodekar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, SL Raheja Hospital, shares how driving with proper care can save your life

Driving on the wrong side? Don’t risk your lifeAccording to a data released in 2017, Mumbai ranked fifth among the 50 other Indian cities to have the most accidents in the year 2016. The incidences of road traffic accidents have progressively spiked over the last few years. Road traffic fatalities constitute for 16.6% of all deaths making it the sixth leading cause of […]

Compulsion or no compulsion, helmets and seatbelts are necessary!

Doctors advise use of helmets and safety belts not only for riders or drivers but also pillion riders or people accompanying the driver

Compulsion or no compulsion, helmets and seatbelts are necessary!The recent reports about wearing helmets being made compulsory from January 01, 2019 has evoked mixed response from the residents of Pune. While most of the metro cities adhere to wearing helmets as a rule, residents of Pune are still not willing to adopt it wholeheartedly. There are many questions being put up which include […]

Road safety awareness: NGO starts Selfie with ‘Yamraj’ campaign

As per the data released by the State Police and the Transport Department, around 98 two-wheeler riders, who were riding the bike without a helmet, died per day in 2017. While 79 car drivers, who were driving without seatbelt, also lost their lives

Road safety awareness: NGO starts Selfie with ‘Yamraj’ campaignTo spread awareness about road safety, the NGO, Lions club, has started a unique campaign — Selfie with Yamraj, the god of death The campaign was organised in the Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, on Monday, with an aim to spread awareness about traffic rules. People, who did not wore the helmet, seat belt, and those who […]

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 […]