In a bid to sensitise motorists to reduce use of horn in the city, members of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-Young Indians) have ventured into a campaign with a slogan ‘Horn Not Ok Please’.
Starting the campaign in association with the Indian Oil Corporation, the members pasted stickers on vehicles entering petrol stations.
According to a CII press release, noise pollution was harmful that it was mainly contributed by transportation systems worldwide. To prevent and check on this, the CII planned to sensitise motorists.
Divisional Manager Jayakumar and Retail Sales Manager Sivakumar, office-bearers from CII-Yi Vijaya Darshan Jeevagan, Sridevi and others participated in the launch of the campaign at the Indian Oil filling station Thiagarajan Automobiles in Tallakulam.
Interacting with a few motorists, the Indian Oil officers said that by avoiding use of horns, the noise pollution level would start falling.
“Let us take a pledge not to blow horns near hospitals and schools or honk unnecessarily as a first step,” they told a gathering.
Doctors at the Government Rajaji Hospital said that in a way, by reducing noise levels, cardiovascular effects, coronary artery disease, hypertension, high stress levels, hearing loss and other harmful effects could be prevented.