Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE), a SIAM initiative, in association with Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Transport Department, Government of Jharkhand, organised the 20th edition of SAFE Annual Convention today in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
The convention this year was themed around “Make Roads Safer: 50 by 2030”, which implies reducing 50 percent fatality rate by 2030, with a fitting tag line – “Safe Jharkhand. Sure Jharkhand”. The Convention was attended by prominent guests from the ministry and delegates from different backgrounds.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest, Mr C P Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Housing & Transport Department, Government of Jharkhand welcomed the automotive industry in Jharkhand and requested to spearhead their CSR funds for automotive testing centre at Jharkhand. He also stressed upon that first the law makers should adhere to the road rules and regulations and then enforce the same for public. He also informed that Transport Department secures crores of funds and provide to the Police department for proper allocation. The Corporates and the enforcement agencies have to go a long way to make safe and secure Jharkhand.”
We aim to identify the steps and areas which are really helping in bringing down the number of road fatalities and seek people’s co-operation. I would appeal to everyone to follow the traffic rules without any fail, said Mr. Singh.
Addressing the delegates, Mr. Prawin Kumar Toppo, Secretary Transport, Government of Jharkhand laid emphasis on the road safety concern and said “Safety on the roads is as much a responsibility of individuals as it is on the law enforcers. He welcomed the auto industry for managing the road safety work in Jharkhand by opening the ILC centre and training centre.”
SIAM and the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) also launched “Driver Safe App” which is a platform to recognize, reward and incentivize people with good driving behaviour. This app is designed to provide better knowledge to the drivers to prevent road accidents and can detect a driver’s way of driving, the driving pattern and the level of proficiency in driving. Based on this, skill based training can be provided to drivers which will eventually help in reducing accidents and thus lead to safer roads.