As a part of the analysis done regarding 'Save 100 Lives!' campaign
initiated by SPTM, we have found that more than 50% of all the road
accident victims are two wheeler riders.
Out of the 460 people who were killed in traffic accidents in PMC + PCMC
areas from 1-Apr-2010 to 31-Mar-2011, 235 were two wheeler riders. These
are staggering / shocking numbers. *Road accident fatalities every year
exceed all swine flu deaths in Pune so far !!*
Needless to say, If we have to bring down accident fatalities
significantly, *HELMETS MUST BE MADE COMPULSORY FOR 2-WHEELERS*. Of course,
there are many issues which are root causes of the accidents and we all
have to continue to fight to remove those causes and prevent accidents.
However, there is no denying that 2-wheeler riders are most vulnerable on
roads right now and Helmets enhance their Safety significantly.
But many people have different objections to this. We have put up various
objections that people raise regarding compulsory helmets for 2-wheelers
and SPTM stand regarding them. Please see them on our webpage below:
*Are you a person who doesn't use helmet while riding two wheeler? If so,
we earnestly appeal you to start using one immediately. After all, 'सिर
सलामत तो पगडी पचास !' But if you have any other thoughts after going
through the webpage above, please let us know. We want you and your near &
dear ones to be safe.** *
*Safety First, No Excuses!!*
Save Pune Traffic Movement