7X Welfare team that has been working towards the cause of road safety in Noida raised awareness on road safety at National Expressway-3 adjoining Sector 62 on March 20, 2022. The awareness drive was conducted with the help of the Noida police.
The area covering a radius of 96 km from Delhi to Meerut is the route from where many people enter Noida and many go to the expressway.
The data of the National Crime Records Bureau 2020 shows that 47,984 people died in road accidents on the National Highway in 2020. As per 7X, on Holi itself, many road accidents were registered by the Uttar Pradesh Police, with deaths on the spot. Despite this, the people of Noida do not levy importance on road safety.
7X welfare campaign said that it was seen that out of 100 people riding bikes, only 10 per cent people were seen wearing ISI helmets as per rules, while 90 per cent of people were either not wearing the ISI mark helmets, or were wearing the fake plastic caps like helmets.
The campaign also showed that more than 40% of the occupants of the car were not found to be wearing seat belts.
Traffic Inspector of Noida CP Mishra, traffic policemen Shripal attended this awareness camp and along with them, many other people supported this event.
Brajesh Sharma, founder of 7X welfare says, "Unless people are aware themselves, it is difficult to stop this death toll from road accidents."
Sonu Yadav, President of the Yuva team says, “We insisted the two-wheelers riders wear the helmet and asked the drivers to wear the seatbelt while making them aware of their safety."
Raghvendra Kumar, famous as 'Helmet Man' of Noida also assisted this event. He says. “We saw families sitting relaxed on a two-wheeler and riding it. We stopped them and asked all of them to wear a helmet. Even if the kid is of 6 years, he should wear a helmet. We asked kids to tell their parents not to step out of the house without wearing a helmet. Kids told us they ensure it."
“How to forget on Holi 22% cases of the accident were due to not following road safety rules. We are on a mission to stop these accidents," he added.