Coimbatore chapter of Young Indians (Yi) on Saturday organised a road safety awareness programme by involving riders of superbikes and students in the city.
Sujit Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), flagged off the superbike rally from the premises of Government College of Technology. The awareness rally saw participation of 40 superbikes.
Organisers said that the awareness programme was held as part of Yi’s Project Road Safety which the industry-led organisation has launched at its 40 chapters across the country.
“The main objective of the programme is to take the message of road safety to the public. Riders of superbikes created awareness among other riders on city roads on the importance of riding safe with all protective gears. Around 60 student volunteers created awareness by holding placards containing road safety messages at GCT, DB Road, Anna Statue and Lakshmi Mills signals,” said N. Samsudeen, executive member of Yi, Coimbatore chapter.
Organisers said that the disciplined and law-abiding riding by superbike owners could pass the message of safe riding to other motorists.
The placards held by students had messages on the ill-effects of overspeeding, drunk driving, using mobile while driving, unnecessary honking, and on wearing seatbelt and helmet.
Mr. Samsudeen said that Yi Coimbatore chapter is planning to conduct more awareness programmes on road safety in the city.
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