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    I don't see any point in these mass riding hungama on streets in promoting safe riding. The more practical solution would be to open an NGO or a group consisting of enthusiastic like minded bikers, associate with traffic police n media houses, go to schools and colleges, corporate houses, near by and promote safe riding. Alternatively, use social media to reach out to the young n old alike. Spread the word. Encourage our near and dear one's to pick up the habit of riding safe, others would follow likely. Riding en masse promoting safety will just not make the cut with aam junta. If I came across such rides, I for one, would be more interested in the bikes they are riding than about the gears they are wearing. I would aspire to own such bikes someday, safety gears would be completely oblivious to my senses, and this off course speaking in my perspective. All of them to me would be looking like Darth Vader on 2 wheels and I would not be able to decipher the head or tails of their gear:banghead:. It is important to explain the traffic rules, form and function of the safety gears in layman terms, only then we can hope for some change. Why not nominate fellow xBhpian's and other bikers you know to promote safe riding and the importance of riding gears on social media, a' la #icebucketchallenge!! Ringing bells, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharathchandra View Post
    I don't see any point in these mass riding hungama on streets in promoting safe riding. The more practical solution would be to open an NGO or a group consisting of enthusiastic like minded bikers, associate with traffic police n media houses, go to schools and colleges, corporate houses, near by and promote safe riding. Alternatively, use social media to reach out to the young n old alike. Spread the word. Encourage our near and dear one's to pick up the habit of riding safe, others would follow likely. Riding en masse promoting safety will just not make the cut with aam junta. If I came across such rides, I for one, would be more interested in the bikes they are riding than about the gears they are wearing. I would aspire to own such bikes someday, safety gears would be completely oblivious to my senses, and this off course speaking in my perspective. All of them to me would be looking like Darth Vader on 2 wheels and I would not be able to decipher the head or tails of their gear:banghead:. It is important to explain the traffic rules, form and function of the safety gears in layman terms, only then we can hope for some change. Why not nominate fellow xBhpian's and other bikers you know to promote safe riding and the importance of riding gears on social media, a' la #icebucketchallenge!! Ringing bells, anyone?

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    yes thats a real deal.. a bunch of full armored bikers.. go to collages.. open up a workshop.. almost all college guys love motorcycles..
    teach them. intract with them.. show them that gradually and by spending some cash they can help themselves.. better protection.
    if that happens. i will be the first one to volunteer to go to such places and teach them kids.. i am sure it will be far better than 200-300 exhausts screaming together.
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    I don't think these events will aware people to wear safety gears or driving in proper manner. I am not against these rides ( its personal or a specific group choice when they want to ride ) but these should not be considered as traffic awareness program or like that. If really we want to aware people approach to public places like schools, colleges, malls, etc. And my main point is why they are limited to only metro cities why not other cities of the country.
    I could be wrong in my statement senior members can correct me if i am wrong.

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    though i m not following the news these days. will mumbai police take out the challan Copy for booking riders with DOT/ECE helmets ( Not ISI marked ) ? Or they will save this triumph card for some other Day ?

    Or this is just thing of the past ?
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    there is no clarity on this so its a easy way for them to make money @wheelieboy can clarify i guess

    http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/repor...elmets-1639856
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    Hello Folks,

    Sorry for Late reply.

    Guys lets clear few things before coming to any conclusion...

    1) This is not a SBK showoff Event (we allow SBKs to Scooters to participate and share same platform).

    2) Every Year we do college events and promote the importance of Helmet and Gear.

    3) We invite Celebs as they can reach the Mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharathchandra View Post
    I don't see any point in these mass riding hungama on streets in promoting safe riding. The more practical solution would be to open an NGO or a group consisting of enthusiastic like minded bikers, associate with traffic police n media houses, go to schools and colleges, corporate houses, near by and promote safe riding. Alternatively, use social media to reach out to the young n old alike. Spread the word. Encourage our near and dear one's to pick up the habit of riding safe, others would follow likely.
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    We have been doing all these since last 4 years.

    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil9381 View Post
    there is no clarity on this so its a easy way for them to make money @wheelieboy can clarify i guess

    http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/repor...elmets-1639856
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    Sorry to say but a parade of bikes with riders wearing 'riding gear' is nothing more than an eye candy to the public. A celebrity endorsing the event is to get the media in. But are these really helping to make our roads a safer place? I am afraid but the answer is no.
    If you really want to make a difference, will suggest that each and everyone of us take up one - just one person everyday who we see breaking the traffic rules or not wearing a helmet. Stop him on the road side. Talk to him for a couple of minutes. Convince him for wearing a helmet/ obeying traffic rules.
    Better still, you can do this while standing at a traffic light waiting for the green signal.
    If each one of us can try doing this to one person everyday, I am sure our roads would be a safer place to ride on.
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