“We don’t want others to undergo the pain of losing their young children. My son died because he was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered severe injuries in the lungs, spine and skull. By distributing helmets, we wanted to give a message that everyone should follow traffic rules for their own safety,”
Jayesh Amipara’s son Hemil succumbed to death after the SUV he was sitting in collided with another car in Rajkot.
He was not wearing the seat belt.
Respect to Hemil’s parents for taking up the cause by distributing helmets at the condolence meet, to increase public awareness.
They even put up “No Helmet No Ride” and “No Seat Belt No Trip.” banners (via).
Road Accidents in India
India witnessed 17 deaths and 55 road accidents every hour in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to Union road transport and highways ministry.
- 16 children die on Indian roads daily.
- 5 lives end on Delhi’s roads everyday.
- There is one death every four minutes due to a road accident in India.
Many of them could be avoided just by wearing helmets and seat belts.