Aiming to raise awareness about causes of road accidents and measures to prevent them, 31st National Road Safety Week campaign was conducted under the leadership of District Transport Officer Santosh Kumar Garg and Deputy Superintendent of Police Shyam Rajak at Bokaro Steel City.
Road Safety Week is being observed by the district police from 11 to 17 Jan in Bokaro Steel City under on National Road Safety Week. Our motto is to make people aware about the importance of helmet and other safety measures. Day to day programmes was fixed to mark the week, said Garg.
Under the awareness program, intensive investigation the campaign was conducted near the sector 2C more especially for the use of seat-belt and helmet during driving. The violators were made aware and challans were also issued under the relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act (Amended) 2019, he said.
The officials appealed to road-users to adhere to Motor Vehicles Act rules — wearing seatbelts and helmet — here on Monday. Several motorists, who found flouting the road and safety norms, were stopped, handed over them pamphlets carrying messages about road and safety rules, said Rajak DSP.
Aim to reduce the number of road accidents pamphlets carrying messages about road rules and road safety were distributed by the Bokaro Steel Plant management in Bokaro Steel City. The objective of the Road Safety Week, is to create awareness about road rules and safety measures that can help reduce the number of accidents that occur on the roads, said a BSL official.
SP Bokaro P Murugun said, there are various causes of fatal road accidents but most important are – not following traffic rules, unsafe driving and not following the speed limits.
A majority of the accidents are caused by two-wheelers which constitute about 80 percent of the road accidents occurs, said SP. He urges always to wear a helmet during driving a two-wheeler; ‘as a helmet is for your safety and protects your head avoiding injuries,’ he said.
SP asked all to follow the road rules and carry your License and documents. It is mandatory for one to produce his driving license when asked by the traffic constable; “Make a habit of carrying your license,” added SP.