Pune Traffic Inspector makes film on Pedestrians, goes viral
Together with cyclists, the pedestrians account for more than 60 per cent deaths on roads. While Automobiles companies focus on safety of the passengers in car and the driver, the two wheeler have their helmets to protect them, pedestrians are left at mercy of their luck to cross roads in Indian traffic scenario.
Very little or nothing is done to educate safety of the pedestrians. Traffic violations are in abundance and the worst hit are the pedestrians, which include small school kids and old aged senior citizens. Its time India focuses on their safety as priority and they do also have RIGHT TO USE THE ROAD.
While looking into this through a different prism, Mr Mahesh Sartape, an assistant traffic inspector, with Pune Traffic Police went out of his way to fund and direct a short film on pedestrians rights and safety. The two films made with different age group but on same theme highlight the right of a pedestrian to use roads, educates drivers to follow traffic rules, and care for humanity at large.
The two films have been going viral on social media, specially Whatsapp and Facebook users. Mahesh Sartape has been flooded with calls congratulating him on this initiative. The response has been highly encouraging and viewers are sharing this message across their network.
You can see the video below.
An old man crossing a busy street in Pune.
A young school girl crossing a busy street in Pune.
We all must join hands and help spread such messages across platforms to educate the drivers for their safety and the pedestrians for their rights.