Kathua: As part of Road Safety Week, the motor vehicle department, Kathua today held various activities to educate the public about the importance of road safety measures.
Speaking on the occasion, Pardeep Singh Manhas said that road safety is a type of measures or any security from the road accidents by which people should safely drive their vehicles on the Road.
Stressing on the need for such programmes, Manhas said seminars, informative programmes and medical camps will be held during the ongoing road safety week.
“Our officials will be imparting awareness about registration, fitness of vehicles and procedures for obtaining driving licence among car owners and drivers of commercial vehicles,” he added.
He said said various school students have been roped in for traffic awareness. “These volunteers will be educating drivers on crossing and intersections on roads”. They will also be informing drivers about importance of safety measures such as wearing seat belts, using crash helmets and not jumping traffic signals,” Manhas said
Giving details about the rising number of accidents and deaths on account of ignoring traffic rules, Singh said “Road safety is required to safeguard the people who drives and walks on the road from the accident mostly occurred due to the vehicles driven by the people. “Road Safety provides every people to reach safe at home from the unwanted road accidents” he added.
He said that the safety on roads can never be attained until the people follow the traffic rules being framed by the government and observing basic discipline while walking and driving on the road.
He urged the people to wear helmets and ensure to have proper valid license and vehicle documents while driving on the road as this will help in eschew many problems in case of unforeseen accidents.
Nirmal Choudhary, CEO Kathua also urged the people to avoid driving vehicles without seat belt and while talking on mobile. He also requested the public to make best use of zebra lines while crossing on roads and always walk on footpaths and pavements meant for the pedestrians.