GUWAHATI, May 2: The Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE) in association with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) and the department of transport, government of Assam has organised its annual convention on road safety in Guwahati today. This year, the convention highlighted on the theme “Enforcement, Intelligent Transportation and Training for Safer Roads”, to address the hazards that our roads present due to lack of awareness on road safety. The convention shared the best practices adopted by government and private organisations in the areas of vehicular safety, technology innovations, and standards for enhancing road safety.
Speaking on the occasion, Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister of Environment, Forest, Fishery and Excise said, “It is our moral duty to lay emphasis on spreading awareness on road safety. The drivers must ensure that their awareness and sensible driving skills can prevent a road fatality. We are working towards initiating a better workshop to train the drivers to ensure that we have safer roads.”
The SAFE president Naveen Soni observed that government intervention and industry participation is the key to build a sustainable road safety model. “Automobiles manufacturers are extensively trying to implement various initiatives in the area of improving road safety” he said. The Society of Indian Automobiles Manufactures (SIAM) executive director, P K Banerjee, informed that the society has been working with the government towards holding workshops to aware on road safety across the country besides introducing accident, data analytics and implementation of technology based solutions in traffic management. The convention also conducted three technical sessions which focussed on road safety.