Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday emphasised on road safety and said to make youth aware of traffic rules and regulations, every student pursuing education in various colleges across the State along with getting necessary information about traffic rules, should also be given driving license in their educational institutions only.
Besides this, it has also been decided that the girl students after completing their graduation would be given their passport and the entire procedure of making the passports would be completed in the college premises itself.
Speaking as a Chief Guest at ‘Har Sir Helmet’ programme organised in Dr Mangalsen Auditorium to distribute helmets of Stud Company and learning license to the youth of school, colleges and ITI in the age group of 18 to 25 years in Karnal. Khattar said this program is different from the political subject and it would have long term results. He said that ‘Har Sir Helmet’ is a programme, which gives the message as to how to safeguard your lives while commuting on roads.
On this occasion, he symbolically distributed helmets to five youth. The event was organized by the MP Karnal, Sanjay Bhatia in collaboration with the international helmet manufacturing company Stud, in which helmets were distributed to more than 100 youth.
Referring to the statistics of road accidents, he said that a large number of road accidents occur every year in the country and there are estimated to be around 1,300 accidents per day, in which most of the people driving without helmets die. He said that as far as Haryana is concerned, about 4,500 road accidents occur in a year and on an average 13 people lose their lives every day prematurely due to head injury. Studies show that if a person drives a vehicle wearing a helmet, there is an 80 per cent chance of survival in the accident, he added.