Kunhadi Turns Four

Beirut- Kunhadi launched the Helmet Campaign during Kunhadi 4th Anniversary on the 14th of October during a seminar at Holiday Inn Dunes Lebanon.
The event was sponsored by Mawared Bank.This historical happening ended with Kunhadi staff distributing 1,200 helmets for free to Libanpost and restaurant/delivery motor drivers. The ngo will give out 850 helmets for Internal Security Forces (ISF) motor bikers in January of 2011.
“$1.4 billion or 4% of GDP is the cost of  repairing road crashes annually,” said Fady Gebrane, founder and president of Kunhadi association, “The rate allocated for cameras $100 million and you only have to pay it once and for all.”
If the Internal Security Forces (ISF) regulates and enforces speed limits then road crashes will decrease by 35%.
Gebrane showed the organization’s campaign projects in 2010 and the future plans for 2011, and presented an awareness session on motorcyclist safety to the audience.
The audience comprised, Kunhadi Celebrity Singer, Sabine Foucho.
Both Asia Injury Prevention Foundation Chief Executive Officer Greig Craft, and Driving Instructors Association (DIAmond) Group Manager Mr. Steven Garrod said a word on road safety.
Minister Ziad Baroud talked about taking road safety initiatives to the Vice President himself in order to improve the current situation.
“During an observation lasting ninety minutes, I recorded at least fifty bikers passing by without a safety helmet on the main street.” said Ziad Baroud, minister of interior and municipalities.
“Bikers think the red light applies solely to 4 wheeled vehicles and not to them.” said Marwan Kheir –Eddine, Mawared Bank CEO, “they run the red light all the time thinking it is permissible.”


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