In a bid to impart sense of road safety among commuters, drivers and riders in the Capital City, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited (HMSI) in collaboration with State Transport department on Wednesday launched a new initiative ‘Road Safety Awareness Training’. All learner license applicants will get the mandatory training by Honda’s skilled instructors at District Transport Office in Ranchi after the joint step taken by the department and HMSI.
Inaugurating the road safety awareness initiative Minister of Transport Department, Jharkhand, CP Singh said that this is historic step taken by the department and HMSI, it will not only increase road safety but awareness among people will also increase. “I have seen this system in Ahmadabad. It is very effective there and now we hope that it will also work well in Jharkhand. Now people will get driving license in more transparent way,” said Singh.
Speaking on the occasion HMSI Vice President Brand and Communication Prabhu Nagraj said, “In India, awareness of correct and safe riding technique is the biggest challenge. The new road safety awareness training programme is unique as it merges education with enforcement. Now, all new learner license applicants will get professional training by Honda’s instructors on traffic rules, road signs and necessary safety measures to be a responsible road user. This will result in safe riders and drivers on Ranchi’s road.”
Elaborating about the programme the VP said that in order to bring a behavioral change in riders of Ranchi, Jharkhand Transport Department has given responsibility to Honda to educate learner license applicants of the city and make them responsibl“Honda’s two hours free of cost training program will educate learner license applicants through a theory session on road rules, traffic signs, and safe riding etiquettes. This will be followed by training on Honda’s virtual road safety simulator which increases an individual’s risk prediction ability on roads before actual riding. Now, it will be only after every participant gets their certificate of participation in the Road Safety Awareness Training program that their application for driving license will be further processed,” said Nagraj.
Joint Transport Commissioner, Ravi Shankar, Deputy Commissioner Ranchi Rai Mahimapat Ray were also present on the occasion.