Women to act as AAUI Honorary
Road Safety Ambassadors
November 07,2012: Taking forward initiative of the FIA President Mr. John Todt in appointing women in Motorsports Commission to act as Road Safety Ambassadors, a similar scheme was launched in Delhi on November 06,2012by Mrs. Susan Pikrallidas, Secretary General, Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile (FIA), France. She was on a two day visit to New Delhi to attend World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting and on her official visit to the AAUI. “The scheme will be implemented by the AAUI”, said President Mr. T.K. Malhotra speaking in the function which had more than 100 womenparticipants and distinguished speakers including UN representative for India and Bhutan Mrs. KiranMehra-Kerpelman.
Mrs. Susan Pikrallidas congratulated the AAUI for taking forward the scheme giving women drivers an important role to play in promoting UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. “More than million lives are lost in tragic road accidents every year in the world. Many who have not realized values of their lives, leave the world at their prime age.” Mr. Malhotrasaid when addressing the participants.
The task assigned to the women drivers is to assist the AAUI and hapless road users by identifying:
- Fractured and badly damaged roads
- Non functional and redundant traffic signals
- Encroached walk-ways
- Black spots
- Hanging electricity cables and wires
- Electricity poles restricting traffic view and signals
- Road markings and signage
- Any other obstacles to traffic moments
The AAUI will invite selected women drivers to familiarize them with various aspects of the scheme and impart necessary guidelines to help in collecting the information pertaining to the above problems. The information will be given in the format available on www.aaui.org site supported either with photograph or sketch to enable easy identification of the spot by the concerned authorities. The information received from Women Roaming Ambassadors will be disseminated to the Unified Traffic Transport Infrastructure Planningand Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC) for directions to the concerned authorities for taking immediate remedial steps to address the issues. With a view to encourage Road Safety Ambassadors to continue sending feedback, AAUI will keep updating them on the status of their feedback. They will be provided with a special Decal for their cars, a notebook and a certificate. The scheme will be monitored and reviewed at the end of the year. Those with best contribution will be horored.