On 24 September, the FIA Appropriate & Inexpensive Helmet Programme took a brand contemporary step ahead with a distribution of UN-long-established helmets in Kathmandu, Nepal organised by the FIA, its Member Membership Nepal Vehicles’ Association (NASA), the World Financial institution and the Ministry of Bodily Infrastructure and Transport of Nepal (MoPIT).
Extra than 1.35 million americans die in dual carriageway crashes every yr. South Asia, with fully 10% of the world automobile fleet, accounts for more than a quarter of all dual carriageway deaths. In Nepal, round 80% of autos are two wheelers and more than a third of all dual carriageway fatalities are motorcyclists. Nepal lacks ample regulatory requirements for shielding devices comparable to helmets and the helmet market, pushed by affordability, mainly contains of imports from India and China, that are largely uncertified.
With a belief to advocate for and lift awareness on the importance for Nepal to introduce greater security requirements for helmets, a distribution of helmets turned into once organised in Kathmandu: representatives from the native authorities got a helmet which is UN certified, life like and adapted to native weather circumstances.
Speakers integrated MoPIT Secretary Rabindra Nath Shrestha, World Financial institution Vice President for South Asia Hartwig Schafer, Member of the Home of Representatives and Coordinator for the National Alliance for Appropriate and Sustainable Mobility Nepal Hon. Yogesh Bhattarai, Chief of Website site visitors Police Janak Bhattarai, NASA Nepal Chief Consultant Mr. Govinda Prasad Bhattarai, Member of the Pattern and Technology Committee and of the Home of Representative Hon. Rangamati Shahi and NASA Foundation Nepal Chair Ms. Bhagabati Sedhai because the Moderator.
The three critical goals of this tournament had been to affect policy makers in Nepal on system and implementation of national-long-established helmets assembly UN-long-established guidelines, to clutch awareness on the importance of protected helmet employ amongst two-wheeler riders and to encourage native manufacturers to create or import high advantageous-long-established helmets.
A first batch of 300 helmets will more than doubtless be distributed by NASA within the following months to native communities in need, as segment of the FIA Aspect dual carriageway Security Grants Programme, supported by the FIA Foundation.
FIA President Jean Todt, who also serves as United Countries Secretary-Long-established’s Special Envoy for Aspect dual carriageway Security and visited Nepal in 2019, recorded a video message for that occasion: “Because of the its journey in motor sport security, our Federation has contributed to the invent a UN homologated helmet, correct for humid climates and excessive temperatures, and accessible at a designate of roughly 20 USD. Our purpose is to compose it accessible for the varied, and for that, we need reduction from policy maker and the dedication of your whole stakeholders. I am contented that this programme has the facility to compose a alternate in our struggle for safer roads. Let us join forces. Collectively, we can compose a difference.”