Mumbai: On the occasion of National Road Safety Week, Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship (ISME) and Diageo India hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with NDTV to deliberate on solutions and share best practices and learnings that will help address the issues of road safety in India. The discussion saw various insights coming from panel members – Mr. Amitesh Kumar, Joint Commissioner Police, Mumbai Traffic Police; Dr. Indu Shahani, President and Chair, ISME; Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Chief Strategy & Corporate Affair Officer, Diageo India; renowned writer and columnist Mr. Anil Dharker and Bollywood Actor Mr. Nasir Abdullah. Also present at the event were NGOs including United for Mumbai, Road Safety Foundation and CII Young Indians, who have been consistently working towards the cause of road safety.
Addressing the appalling state of road accidents in the country, the guests at the panel discussed different issues affecting the safety of Indian citizens on roads within the cities and national highways. Participants also discussed the menace of Drink Driving, increasing number of deaths on national highways due to irresponsible driving, strengthening licensing mechanism and the role of youth in overcoming the problem of road crashes.