Delhi police ropes in Sonam Kapoor as safety ambassador

In our country we all are in awe of our movie stars; we adore them and look up to them and these movie stars are trend setters.

Recently, Delhi traffic police roped in actress Sonam Kapoor to encourage woman riders to wear helmets.

On Saturday morning, Sonam Kapoor surprised many Delhiites by sporting a helmet while posing with a two-wheeler near India Gate. During the photo-shoot the actress was seen advising motorists, particularly women, to always wear a helmet even if they are riding pillion. Satyendra Garg, Joint Comissioner of Police (traffic) was also present during the event. The actress joined the traffic police’s drive due to the sad demise of two sisters – Santosh (35) and Neeta (24) – who got killed in a road accident while riding a two-wheeler in the Ashok Vihar area. Both sisters were not wearing helmets.

Speaking to the media, Satyendra Garg said,”While the exact cause of the accident and who was at fault is still being investigated, the fact remains that the man riding the motorcycle was wearing a helmet and hence escaped unhurt. Should we not learn from this?”.

According to the data available with the Delhi traffic police, 64 women have died in road accidents while commuting on two-wheelers without helmets in 2010. In 2011, 52 women died in similar accidents. So far in 2012, 35 women have died while riding a two-wheeler without a helmet. With Ms. Kapoor being roped in the campaign, Delhi police are sure it will encourage many women to put on a helmet for riding.

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