Actor Prateik Babbar extends helping hand to Delhi Traffic Police
To promote road safety and prevent fatalities on the Capital's roads, the Delhi Traffic Police on Sunday were extended a helping hand by actor Prateik Babbar who informed two-wheeler drivers about the need to “strap the helmet” properly.
At the busy Rajpat-Janpath crossing, the actor along with traffic police personnel intercepted several two-wheeler drivers and told them about the importance of wearing their helmets properly while driving.
“Apart from pedestrians, the maximum number of casualties in Delhi is reported among two- wheelers [drivers],” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg.
The actor advised motorists on the importance of wearing helmets and strapping these properly for their own safety.
Eminent cricketers like Kapil Dev, Kirti Azad and Bishen Singh Bedi had also joined hands with the traffic police to promote safe driving habits during the Cricket World Cup hosted by India earlier this year. Film actor Saif Ali Khan also took to Delhi roads in April this year to promote safe road behaviour.
According to Mr. Garg, people are more likely to listen if a celebrity exhorts them to take up safe driving habits.