Supporting NSS volunteers who continue to serve the nation even during COVID-19 uncertainties, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) said that its road safety training ‘Honda Road Safety E-Gurukul’ has successfully empowered over 23,000 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers across India on staying safe on roads, that too digitally, from the safety of their homes.
Across India, Honda’s specialized road safety instructors digitally trained the National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers aged 16 years + on the important aspects of road safety.
Noteworthy, that in just 8 months beginning June 2020, Honda reached out to the NSS volunteers of over 200 colleges of 13 universities across 30 towns – From East (Dhanbad, Sambalpur, Medinapore, Gaya, Durg) to West (Ahmednagar, Nashik & Pune); North (Bilaspur, Gurugram, Udaipur, Delhi) to South (Kannur, Trivandrum, Calicut, Ernakulam, Thrissur).
Keeping it informative yet engaging, Honda’s road safety instructors conducted a 2-hour long Road Safety Webinar based on a mix of theory, videos & case studies.
NSS volunteers were given understanding of road safety rules, signs and markings (difference between mandatory, cautionary & informative signs; yellow, white or double lines) and traffic lights & signals (stop, move, left turn, right turn, go straight or slow down).
The volunteers were also briefed on how they can pro-actively avoid road accident injuries by scientific techniques like the correct driving/riding posture, importance of wearing a seatbelt or helmet and riding gears.
Further, Honda’s safety instructors also educated the NSS volunteers on road sharing manners (sticking to your lane, use of bicycle tracks & footpaths by bicycle riders & pedestrians).
Fully understanding that road safety begins before a rider begins his ride, Honda’s trainers also explained about the major checks before they start to ride/drive and also vehicle maintenance tips.
50 years ago, Honda was the first automobile manufacturer to start road training globally. In India too, Honda was the 1st two-wheeler manufacturer to spread road safety awareness. Since its inception in 2001 till now, Honda’s road safety instructors have empowered over 38 lac Indians on road safety.