The Press Information Bureau of India has shared an inspiring video on Twitter to promote road safety. The video shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi putting on his seat belt as soon as he enters his car. Sharing the video, the PIB asks its viewers a pertinent question: "First thing the Prime Minister does when getting in his car is put his seat belt on...What's your excuse??"
The footage has been released in support of the road safety awareness campaign by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways called "Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha." It shows PM Modi waving his hand before getting into his SUV and putting on his seat belt.
"Wear your seat belt," writes the PIB in the caption accompanying the video, urging everyone to follow traffic rules.
Watch the video below:
First thing the Prime Minister does when getting in his car is put his seat belt on...Whats your excuse??- PIB India (@PIB_India) August 21, 2018
Wear your seat belt.#SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha#RoadSafety@nitin_gadkari@akshaykumar@PMOIndia@email@example.com/ewLKjJAlxb
Since being shared just a day ago, the video has collected over 5,000 'likes' and hundreds of appreciative comments.
"Excellent initiative for road safety," wrote one Twitter user. "Only a law abiding PM can create law abiding citizens. A true leader!" says another.
Great message for the citizens of the country.- Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) August 22, 2018
According to the World Health Organization, seat belts are the primary restraint system that can reduce the risk of fatality by 45-60%. A study conducted by Maruti Suzuki India Limited in 2017 found that only 25% of car occupants in India wear seat belts regularly.
Earlier this month, actor Akshay Kumar had starred in a series of adverts for the "Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha" campaign.
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