KARACHI: Indus Motor Company held a 5-day course on Road Safety and Traffic Injuries, in partnership with NED University, Aga Khan University and Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre.
The course is aimed at reducing road casualties through the delivery of road safety education and training to help make Pakistan a safer place to walk, cycle, ride and drive.
“Raising consumer awareness on active safety system has been a significant challenge in Pakistan’s automotive industry. Road Safety awareness is one of the priority themes for our Traffic Safety Program at IMC and we will involve partners working together to reduce road traffic accidents. Not a day goes by without a fatal accident on our roads, and very often these involve young drivers. If this course saves just one life then we have made a difference,” said Shah Saad Hussain, Director, Corporate Planning and Customer Relations.
In intensive sessions, Prof Dr Geetam Tiwari and Prof Dr Dinesh Mohan of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, renowned experts in Road Safety, shared similar problems and the strategies being used to minimize road traffic incidents in India.
They discussed the challenges and measures being taken in India, and were frank in the interaction with participants, explaining both the achievements as well as the shortfalls.
Participants included academia, traffic engineering experts, doctors, representatives of the automobile industry, private sector companies, petroleum companies, transportation companies, police, government departments, road and civil engineers etc.