26 October 2016Last updated

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Cricket legend Wasim Akram to campaign for road safety

Closely watch out and care for others, says the Pakistani cricketer

20 Jun 2016 | 12:15 pm
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Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram has decided to endorse the cause of road safety in the UAE. Wasim’s message will addresses the lack of a caring attitude, the root cause of reckless driving.

‘Cricket is a team sport, and to be successful, one must interact with others around and need to assess their moves and intent,’ says Wasim. ‘You need to closely watch out and care for each other. Exactly the same applies on the roads. Watch out for others around you, anticipate their moves and care for them. Caring means to be generous, polite and well mannered. This is what I do when on the road and I invite all my followers to exhibit the same manners.’

Wasim Akram offered his endorsement for the cause on a recent visit to the UAE for a community event organized Nissan Middle.

‘Mr. Akram’s support is very precious, being such an icon for Pakistani nationals and for all cricket lovers,’ says Thomas Edelmann, founder of RoadSafetyUAE. ‘We truly believe, that his message will be heard and that his followers will listen to his advise and his guidance.’

The UAE government has set aggressive targets through the ‘UAE Vision 2021’ to reduce road traffic fatalities from 5.99/100,000 inhabitants (end 2015) to 3.00 by 2021. Recent studies published by RoadSafetyUAE in 2016 show, that 56% of motorists claim our roads have become more dangerous.