SIAM with active participation from the respective
State Government Departments, launched Road Safety awareness campaigns
across the country.
The programmes comprised of seminars, exhibitions,
training workshops, films and road shows. Through these programmes,
we also showcased the expertise of Indian Institutes / Organisations
working in the area of Road Safety.
One of the key objectives of these safety programmes
is to create awareness on issues related to Road Safety amongst
students and general masses. The students are told about safety
rules and regulations through the use of audio-visual aids, interaction
through quizzes and live demonstration were undertaken. Other
events such as skits on road safety, and traffic drill were also
organised to educate them on Road Safety.
Three Mass Awareness Programmes were organised
by SAFE in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune with specific focus on
Safety, Environment and Technology to promote safety and environment
protection. These campaigns had active public participation and
several stakeholders viz. Transport Department, Environment Department,
Traffic Police, Research Institutes, NGOs, Petroleum Conservation
Research Association, Municipal Corporation, and Automotive Component
Manufacturers Association, apart from vehicle manufacturers supporting