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A Road Accident Took Her Son’s Life. She Is Now Fighting For Safer Roads & Responsible Driving

It’s after this incident that Mrs Reddy decided to do something to prevent another person from losing a loved one due to unsafe roads. She started with an organization called Sriharsha Foundation. The motive of this organisation is to make sure that whosoever is behind the wheel is driving the vehicle with some responsibility.

In India, there is one death every four minutes and some twenty children are killed every day due to road accidents. More than one million people have died in road accidents in India in the past decade and according to the latest data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), speeding and dangerous driving are the biggest reasons for road fatalities.

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A Road Accident Took Her Son’s Life. She Is Now Fighting For Safer Roads & Responsible Driving

It was not my son’s fault. Within few minutes I lost my 19-year old son forever, says 38 year old Himabindu Reddy.

It’s after this incident that Mrs Reddy along with her husband and another son decided to do something to prevent another person from losing a loved one due to unsafe roads. She started with an organization called Sriharsha Foundation. The motive of this organisation is to make sure that whosoever is behind the wheel is driving the vehicle with some responsibility.

Till now we have successfully held two road to safety events here in Hyderabad, we plan to do many more. When you drive on roads, you need to take care of some 50 things – our plan is to just make people aware about these things, added B. Vasu Nagarjuna Reddy, Operational Head, Shriharsha Foundation.

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The Foundation has roped in a Hyderabad Jonathan Bike Rider Club to train drivers on how to drive carefully and what they need to keep in mind while driving a car, bicycle or a motorbike.

Actor Naga Chaitanya supports road to safety initiative

Telugu Film Actor, Naga Chaitanya also lent his support for this cause; he is currently the brand ambassador for the campaign initiated by the organisation – Stop Speed.

Recently, a rally with 1,000 bikers along with actor Naga Chaitanya was held in the city to promote safety, defensive, accident-free driving and the importance of wearing helmets, seat belts and other safety gears.

Actor Naga Chaitanya supports road to safety initiativeActor Naga Chaitanya supports road to safety initiative

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Hyderabad Traffic Police reports that some 2,271 accidents have taken place this year out of which in 371 cases people died on the roads itself.

Keeping the grim figures in mind, Himabindu’s organization aims to reduce the number of road accidents to zero.

5 Comments

  1. Balaji

    Excellent job. Keep going.

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  2. LAKSHMINARAYANAN

    Please extend this to CHENNAI. Tamilnadu peaks the rate of road accidents in India. Also my own experience with Hyderabad traffic is people drive very fast when compared to Chennai and also vehicles continuously honk. They don’t give respect for pedestrians and cyclists.

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  3. Jai Varadarajan

    Why aren’t the riders wearing Helmets..What is the point of participating in this safety awareness campaign if they don’t follow basic requirements..??

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  4. Naveen

    Good Initiative- All the best

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  5. SUBU

    Alertness, Mindfulness and Awareness of the road conditions to decide the comfortable speed to drive are very critical for riders and drivers on INDIAN roads. we also need to dig from analytics perspective for the timing of the accidents and correlate the facts

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