Delhi Police share viral video to highlight why helmet is your best friend
Delhi Police took to Twitter to share a video showing an individual riding a bicycle, then skidding and hitting a pole.
Helmets are those pieces of protective gear that often matter the least among cyclists in everyday life until they fear a hefty fine. As reluctant as one might be about it, it has many benefits and to make sure the message is loud and clear, authorities like the Delhi Police occasionally share videos that show how wearing a helmet can save a life. Literally.
Delhi Police took to Twitter to share a video showing an individual on a bicycle suddenly skidding with the two-wheeler and hitting a pole. The accident in the video seems quite brutal but the person manages to save his head since we see him wearing a helmet. As soon as the biker gets up, the pole he hit his motorcycle into swings right over his head, bringing him back to the ground. Yes, the helmet saves the rider again. The video has garnered over 1.5 million views, over 9,400 retweets and around 50,000 likes.
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According to recent government data, road accidents claimed 18 lives per hour across India last year, or more than 1.55 million people who lost their lives while on the move. The report says this is the highest number of deaths recorded in a calendar year so far, which should set off alarm bells. More than 3.71 lakh people were injured in road related incidents last year. Repeated calls from authorities for the use of protective gear when riding a two-wheeler or wearing seatbelts inside a car have often fallen on one’s ears. deaf.
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Stricter enforcement of traffic and safety rules is back in focus after former Tata Motors chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a crash earlier this month. During the accident, he was sitting in the back of a Mercedes GLC with another passenger. According to the police, Mistry was not wearing a seat belt.
Date of first publication: 21 Sep 2022, 08:32 IST