Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Helmet Please

It is common sense but not common practice....

With the State Government dithering on the helmet issue, 95%* of the chennai two wheeler riders don't wear the most crucial safety gear. And, it is costing them dearly. Several studies have repeatedly shown that two wheeler riders are most prone to fatal injuries in an accident., which happens at alarming frequency in Chennai roads.

Yesterday, My son came home from school dazed and upset. One of his classmate's father had just passed away due to a road accident. His two wheeler was hit from the back by a heavy vehicle. He suffered severe head injuries and succumbed to it in the hospital. We now understand that his life may have been saved had he been wearing helmet.

I realize that these kinds of things happen on a daily basis.... But, when they happen close to home, it strikes you..

So, my dear friends.. If you are riding a two wheeler, for the sake your family, friends and most importantly you.. Don't leave home without your helmet..

*My own observation and unscientific calculation