Activities & Advocacy

Activities & Advocacy

  • #SlowDown – Fourth United National Global Road Safety Week
    8-14 May 2017


    Conducted awareness campaigns in Punjab State with support of Punjab State Road Safety Council. The banners and messages were put at the toll plazas and petrol pumps/gas stations.

    Conducted awareness campaigns in five districts (counties) of Haryana State. The awareness campaign was conducted with support of Haryana Police. The banners and messages were put at the toll plazas and petrol pumps/gas stations.

    Conducted awareness schools in Fatehgarh Sahib district, Punjab in coordination with Health Department, Punjab Government. Our volunteers interacted with the students, school authorities and the drivers of the school buses. Books were also distributed to the students.

  • Law on ban of sale and advertisement of liquor on National Highways and State Highways all over India.
    March 2017

    On our petition, the three-judge bench headed by the Chief Justice of India passed a historic order directing:

    • No liquor shop shall be visible or directly accessible from a national or state highway
    • Situated within a distance of 500 metres of the outer edge of the national or state highway or of a service lane along the highway
    • No advertisements of the availability of liquor

    These directions issue under Article 142 of the Constitution making it a law.

    Order dated 15 December 2016 | Revised Order dated 31 March 2017

    ArriveSAFE’s Litigation Expedition
    How to file complaint reporting violation of the order

    In the media

  • Indian Road Safety Campaign
    26 Feb 2017 Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi

    Collaborating with Indian Road Safety Campaign a youth led campaign, working on road safety in India.
    The campaign has 25 plus colleges like IIT Delhi, IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur and Bits Pilani etc. The campaign has impacted nearly 500,000 people and works in 35 cities.
    Road Safety India

  • Punjab Half Marathon 2017
    12 Feb 2017 Chandigarh, India

    Conducted Half Marathon in collaboration with Thrill Zone Trust. It was conducted to garner support for road safety and rights of pedestrians and cyclists. More than one thousand citizens from Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula participated in it.
    Thrill Zone

  • Road Safety Education and Awareness Program
    Rajasthan State, India

    Working on Rajasthan Road Sector Modernization Project funded by World Bank to conduct Road Safety Education and Awareness Program in the districts of Bikaner, Churu, Hanumangarh and Sri Ganganagar. The project is being conducted to improve rural connectivity, enhance road safety, and strengthen road sector management capacity of the state of Rajasthan.
    World Bank

  • National meet of NGOs on Road Safety
    11 Jan 2017, NDMC Convention Centre, New Delhi

    Participated in the National meet of NGOs on Road Safety organized by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India.

  • Advocacy for banning roadshows by political parties
    October 2016, Election Commission of India

    Advocacy for formulation of law banning roadshows by political parties for canvassing. We are interacting with the the concerned Ministries, Election Commission of India and the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety.
    The activists of the political parties violate road rules; results in time wastage & impact on movement of emergency vehicles, The roadshows also interrupt the flow of traffic and increased pollution levels and wastage of fuel.
    Election Commission of India

  • Inauguration of Chandigarh Spinal Rehabilitation Center
    7 October 2016

    Participated in the inauguration of Chandigarh Spinal Rehabilitation Center; a state of the art facility for rehabilitation of for road crash victims who get maimed in road crashes.

  • Safe travel for schoolchildren
    23 September 2016

    In two separate incidents within a span of three months, school buses fell from bridges due to the dilapidated condition of the mandatory guard railings. Nine children died and many got injured. There are 86 such bridges in two remote districts of Punjab.

    We have taken up the matter with the Union Government, State Government and the Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

    In the Media

  • International Jawa Day
    3 July 2016

    Conducted an awareness drive on helmet wearing in collaboration with the Jawa Yezdi Club, Chandigarh on the International Jawa Day. More than 50 ‘gentlemen bikers’ participated in the campaign on their antique bikes.

  • Collaboration with Rotary Club Shivalik
    7 June 2016

    Collaboration with Rotary Club Shivalik to conduct road safety awareness campaigns on road safety. It is one of the oldest Rotaries of North India.
    Rotary Shivalik

  • Test for recruitment of drivers for BBMB, a Government Undertaking
    March 2016

    We conducted theory and then practical driver skill tests for recruitment of drivers for heavy vehicles of Bhakra Beas Management Board, a Government Undertaking.
    Bhakra Beas Management Board

  • Awareness Campaign at Air Force Station 3 BRD
    24 Feb 2016

    Conducted awareness campaign on road safety for officers and airmen at the Air Force Station 3 BRD. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police.

  • Orientation Course for Assistant Professors of North India
    19 December 2015 Panjab University, Chandigarh

    Addressed the Assistant Professors of diverse disciplines on road safety. The course is conducted to prepare teachers for academic excellence, effective professional performance and active engagement in the task of national reconstruction through education.
    Panjab University

  • Awareness Campaign at Air Force Station 3 BRD
    December 2, 2015

    Conducted awareness campaign on road safety for officers and airmen at the Air Force Station 3 BRD. The workshop was organized in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police.

  • Collaborated with PEC University for PECFEST-2015
    30th Oct 2015 – 1st Nov 2015 PEC University of Technology Auditorium, Sector 12, Chandigarh, Chandigarh 160012, India

    PECFEST 2015- a cultural fest of events and activities organised by PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh that attracts youth from all over the region. The organizers partnered with ArriveSAFE to conduct awareness on preventing road traffic injuries.

  • Presentation at the International Symposium; TRIPP 2015
    29th November 2015 to 5th December 2015 IIT, New Delhi

    The Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP) at IIT Delhi, India, organized an International Symposium in conjunction with the 25th International Course on Transport Planning and Traffic safety.

    The International Symposium reflects on traffic safety research, policy and practice over the last 25 years. The symposium offered an opportunity to young researchers working on different aspects of traffic safety to present and discuss their work with experts from all parts of the world, and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of traffic safety.

    The three important outputs:
    • Traffic Matters: A course book for Transportation safety and transport planning
    • Transportation Safety Data Directory India(2001-2010) and
    • State of the art(SOR) lectures on Transport Safety and Planning as a book titled ‘Research outcomes and challenges in transport safety : State of the Art’.

    TRIPP, IIT Delhi

  • Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award 2015
    28 Oct 2015

    ArriveSAFE is proud to be awarded 2nd Runner-Up Volvo Sustainable Mobility Award for Advocacy against Drink Driving and Driving Under Influence. The award is carried out under the patronage of the Ambassador of Sweden to India & part of the annual Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar Series.
    Embassy of Sweden Volvo India

  • Lectures at Haryana Institute of Public Administration
    Oct 2015 HIPA, Gurgaon

    Guest lecturer at Haryana Institute of Public Administration; the IAS, IPS and other senior officers coming for advanced studies or refresher courses.

    Haryana Institute of Public Administration

  • National Conference – Role of New Technologies & Value Engineering in Construction, Maintenance & Safety
    9 Oct 2015 Le Meridien New Delhi

    Addressed the participants of the conference held to discuss issues and opportunities in Roads and Highways sector. The conference was organized by ASSOCHAM
    Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways was the Chief Guest and Shri Raghav Chandra, Chairman, NHAI was the Guest of Honour. The conference was attended by large number of national and international stakeholders and will focus on making roads and highways sustainable.
    Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways National Highway Authority of India ASSOCHAM

  • Road Safety Manual – Your Guide to Driving Safe’ released
    7 October 2015 U.T. Guest House, Chandigarh

    Hon’ble Mr. Justice Rajan Gupta, Hon’ble Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court released ‘Road Safety Manual – Your Guide to Driving Safe’ authored by founder of ArriveSAFE Harman Singh Sidhu. Mr. Dinkar Gupta, IPS, Additional Director General of Police, Punjab Police was the Guest of Honour.
    In the media |Photo Gallery Road Safety Manual

  • Chitkara International School – change the game
    22 July 2015 Chitkara International School, Chandigarh

    Guest speaker for the School Academia Industry Interface initiative, called Change The Game (CTG).
    Change the Game – is School Academia Industry Interface, which allows our students to interact with the Industry professionals, educationists, leaders and entrepreneurs and personalities who have actually made a mark in their respective lives.
    Chitkara International School

  • Awareness workshops on drink driving named “HOSH-YAAR”
    Twenty-five workshops were conducted in North Indian states of Punjab and Haryana.

    Bathinda: ArriveSAFE joined hands with local NGO, “Sahara Jan Seva” to spread awareness.Sahara Jan Seva has been working in the Bathinda belt (covering three districts) for nearly 20 years. They have ambulances also and their volunteers have been taking road crash victims to hospital.

    Faridkot: A workshop was held at Baba Farid University of Health Sciences. The Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Police of the district and a renowned Neurologist were the main speakers.
    Forty interns of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences formed a Road Safety Club headed by a doctor couple pursuing their Masters.

    Sangrur: ArriveSAFE roped in “People for Transparency” a local NGO working to empower village panchayats (Local Self Governments). They have a good reach in nearly 100 villages of the District.Senior Superintendent Police of the district and a renowned neurologist were the main speakers.

    Mohali: A workshop was organized at Rayat-Bahra University. The University has five campuses in Punjab with strength of around 30,000 students. We have signed a MoU with the University and the students enrolled, as volunteers would be spreading awareness amongst the residents of ten villages of the area.
    Rayat Bahra University

    • Chandigarh: Workshop for Assistant Professors teaching in the colleges of Panjab University, Chandigarh.The Assistant Professors deputed in Government Colleges in the States of Punjab and Haryana attended the Training-of-Trainers workshop.

    • Chandigarh: Training and Interactive Session was conducted for students of Masters in Police Administration at Department of Police Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

    Mohali: Second Awareness and TrainingWorkshop for volunteers at the Rayat Bahra University, Mohali. The students were trained on conducted the awareness campaignsin the rural areas in the vicinity of the University.We provided them with presentations and posters etc. to conduct standardized reason based awareness campaigns. Panjab University

  • Bathinda: ArriveSAFE conducted an Awareness Campaign “Hosh-Yaar” at Bathinda, Punjab. The Mayor, Deputy Inspector General Police, Bathinda Range, Senior Superintendent Police, Bathinda, District Transport Officer, Neurologist and Trauma Care Specialists from the Fortis Hospital, Bathinda took part in the workshop. Members of BANGO (Bathinda Association of NGOs) attended the workshop and volunteered to work on this issue.

    Chandigarh: Mentorship workshop at Indo Swiss Training Centre: An Awareness workshop was held at the CSIO Auditorium that was attended by nearly 250 students.

    Indo Swiss Training Centre is a leading Engineering Institute of the country and has its only centre at Chandigarh.
    Indo Swiss Training Centre

  • Amritsar: Awareness Campaign “Hosh-Yaar” at Amritsar, Punjab. The Deputy Inspector General, Police, Amritsar, Deputy Commissioner Police, Amritsar, Psychologist and Trauma Care Specialists from Government Medical College, Amritsar contributed in the workshop. 40 traffic police officials of three districtsand 150 persons attended the Workshop. Amritsar Police

  • Chandigarh: World Day of Remembrance of Road Crash Victims, 15 November 2015

    A daylong exhibition was held at Sukhna Lake that has a footfall of around 30,000 visitors on Sundays. A pyre (ritual wooden pyre) was placed next to a comfortable bedroom. It was used to stir a thought in the minds of visitors that if they drive under the influence, they may end up on a pyre instead of their comfortable family bedrooms.

    Panchkula: Haryana Police organized a Walkathon and nearly 5000 residents attended it. We had put a stall and distributed pamphlets to the participants.

    Distributed awareness content to participants of the Walkathon.
    World Day of Remembrance

  • Rohtak: The Inspector General, Police, Rohtak Range, Senior Superintendent Police, Rohtak, Psychologist from the MD University, Rohtak and Trauma Care Specialist from PGI, Rohtak took part in the workshop. Members of RSA (Road Safety Association) of four districts i.e. Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat and Panipat, drivers of commercial vehicles and students attended the Workshop. Haryana Police

  • Panchkula: We partnered with a corporate house (Indus Towers) and conducted an awareness workshop.

    The Company has introduced 6 LSR (Life Saving Rules) and have clubbed with ArriveSAFE on training the Team Leaders about risks caused by Drunken Driving, Speeding and non-sage of safety gear (helmets or seat belts).

    Indus Towers is the World’s largest Tower Company and leases towers to all major telecom operators. They have a field staff of more than 800 employees in the States of Punjab and Haryana who operate and maintain these towers.
    Indus Towers

  • Rohtak: We conducted an orientation program on conducting effective and reason based public awareness campaign on drink driving for nearly 100 RSO (Road Safety Organization) members of five districts falling under the Rohtak Police Range. The RSOs work closely with the Traffic Police officials of Haryana Police.

    Panchkula: Priests from four religions were invited to hold a service in remembrance of road crash victims. They requested the attendees to follow traffic rules. Subsequently, a candle march with around 200 volunteers was conducted. Haryana police supported the event.

    Panchkula: We held an awareness workshop under Project “Hosh-Yaar”for the students of Government Colleges of Mohali (Punjab), Panchkula (Haryana) and Chandigarh.

  • Northern States/UTs Regional Workshop on “SMART” Policing
    20th-21st May 2015 UT Guest House Chandigarh

    Gave presentation at Regional Workshop on “SMART” Policing at UT Guest House Chandigarh. The workshop was chaired by a very senior officer of the Home Ministry, Government of India and was attended by senior police officers.

  • Save Kids Lives Organized a Walkathon in collaboration with Chandigarh Traffic Police in support of the UN initiative #SaveKidsLives. More than 300 volunteers, mostly children, participated in the walkathon held at City Center.Mr. A.S.Cheema, IPS, DIG, Chandigarh Police started the campaign by signing the UN Child Declaration for Road Safety. This walkathon, which was led by kids, volunteers of ArriveSAFE, students of Govt. Model High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, personnel of IT companies and officials of Chandigarh Traffic Police. A signature campaign was organized by ArriveSAFE and more than 1500 people signed the declaration. Save Kids Lives . Chandigarh Traffic Police

  • Australian Road Safety Showcase 2015
    14 January 2015 Hotel Taj, Chandigarh

    Interacted with Australian road safety delegation which was here to showcase Australian technology & best practices in road safety, share Australian experience in road safety management with Indian agencies as well as offer Australian expertise & technology in road safety to Indian agencies & organisations.
    Australian Trade and Investment Commission

  • IRC – International Conference on “Road Safety Scenario in India”
    29 Nov- 30 Nov 2014 Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi

    Gave presentation on “Overview of Road Users Behaviour: Innovative Methods for Mass Awareness to improve Road Safety.” Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India chaired the Conference.

    The World Road Association (PIARC), World Bank – (Global Road Safety Facility), Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and International Road Federation were the organizing partners of the conference.

    Indian Road Congress . Global Road Safety Facility . Japan International Cooperation Agency International Road Federation

  • Round Table Conference–Road Map to Road Safety and Public Health
    18-19 Oct 2014 King George Medical College, Lucknow

    Gave a talk on “Developing innovative road safety programs” in the round table conference organized by the ICMR on directions of the Health Ministry to incorporate suggestions to improve road safety measures in the National Health Policy. The conference coincided with Indo-US emergency summit 2014.

    King George Medical University . Indian Council of Medical Research Indo US Health and Medicine Collaborative

  • International Conference on Mass Urban Transportation
    10 Oct 2014 Le Meridien, New Delhi

    Attended the one day International Conference on Mass Urban Transportation that focuses upon Developing Integrated Urban Transport Systems in Indian Cities.

    The objective was to discuss, deliberate and debate amongst international experts, State and Central Governments, academicians and professionals involved in urban transport. Shri M Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Minister for Urban Development, Government of India was the Chief Guest of the conference.