Rescue1122 organises awareness rally


The Emergency Service Academy Rescue 1122 on Tuesday organized an awareness rally on “Left Lane and Safety Helmet” in collaboration with Atlas Honda to create the road safety cognizance among motorcyclists for prevention of road traffic crashes.
The rally was led by Director General Punjab Emergency Service Dr Rizwan Naseer as well as General Manager Atlas Honda Zafar Iqbal.
The rally started from the Punjab University’s pedestrian Bridge on the canal rod and culminated at the Emergency Services Academy, after passing through Jinnah Underpass and Thokar Niaz Baig flyover.
The participants of the rally carried banners and placards inscribed with different safety messages. While addressing the rally, Dr Rizwan Naseer said that Punjab Emergency Service has so far rescued over 2.1 million helpless victims of emergencies since 2004.
The Rescue Service is managing alone average 900 Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) across Punjab on daily. Out of total road traffic crashes, 83 per cent of accidents occurred due to motorbikes involvement.
The road traffic crashes have become the country’s biggest cause of accident’s injuries and deaths within just a few decades, he said.
The RTCs statistic revealed that major causes of accidents were over speeding, the volition of the lane, riding a motorbike without wearing a safety helmet and underage driving.