Spotlight On: ArriveSAFE
Monday, 29 November 2010 , Spotlight Feature
YOURS is very proud to feature the road safety organisation, 'ArriveSafe'. Headed by international spokesman for road safety, Mr Harman Sidhu, ArriveSafe works with Governmental and Semi-Governmental bodies to further road safety in India and the world.
ArriveSAFE has been developing cost effective dynamic tools to enhance efficiency and deliverability of Road Safety within the existing legal framework. The organization emerged out of Mr Harman Singh Sidhu’s harrowing personal experience of a road crash in October 1996 that left him paralysed neck below due to a spinal injury and living in constant pain since then. The sudden emptiness and a strong desire that the same doesn't happen to anyone else moved me to work in the field of road safety. YOURS observes his courageous spirit and determination and is inspired by Harman's work.
ArriveSAFE since then has grown from an one man initiative to an organisation supported by many like minded individuals having concern for road safety and as presence in many states of India.
- To reach out to Government, Media, Corporate Houses and Community to solicit their support to prevent colossal waste of human life on Indian roads. India holds the dubious distinction of highest road crash fatalities in the World.
- To work as a pressure group to create political will and help improve road safety situation.
- Advocacy through media campaigns to draw the attention of decision makers especially politicians and public in general. Sensitize masses by raising awareness about road traffic injuries, their grave consequences and thus build community involvement around the issue of Road Safety.
- Develop cost effective road safety educational content [Print and Multimedia based] to increase knowledge, awareness and skills amongst the road users. The content has been developed and supplied to countries like Egypt, Suriname besides India.
- To work towards changing the attitudes and behaviours of drivers by creating peoples movement for safe behaviour.
- Promote a positive attitude towards enforcement laws and infuse sense of courtesy and concern among road users.
- Regularly monitor relevant local and international road statistics and developments in order to effect improvements.
- Study the best practices manuals published by WHO/GRSP and implement them, to the extent they can be in the given conditions.
- Contributing to the “National Road Safety Policy on Road Safety” and "The National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board Bill”.
- Co-coordinating with the "Law Commission of India" in formulating new Laws or amending the existing ones as per the changed circumstances by contributing to the “Consultation Paper on Legal Reform to combat Road Accident".
- Data Collection on Road Crashes - As reaffirmed in the "First Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety" in Moscow, data led approach is required to focus on targeted interventions and to know their results. We are developing the crash data collection system.
- Enforcement - Working closely with the Police Units to improve enforcement by computerization the processes so the habitual offenders are filtered and necessary legal activity is initiated against them.Why you started.
Road Safety which was not on the priority of the Authorities and Public is now considered as an “important issue” and State Councils and Advisory Committees are being formulated at state and community level to tackle Road Crashes.