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Road Safety Week: Traffic Police Organizes Seminar, Awareness Camp(14 Jan 2015)
As a part of the observance of Road Safety Week, seminar and awareness camp was organized by traffic Police Reasi at General Zorawer Singh Degree College Reasi. Leaflets were also distributed by Traffic staff and Motor Vehicle Department Reasi at various junctions to spread road safety awareness among the drivers/riders.
The topic of seminar was “Traffic Management and Critics to the functioning of Traffic Police”. Students also spoke on importance of wearing seatbelt to decrease road carnage, young road users are the ones who are risk takers, and the impact made by road safety education and law enforcement.
“This is the beginning of their journey; we want to see road safety ambassadors in them”, said Senior Superintendent of Police, Traffic NHW-Sanjay Kotwal , who was the chief guest on the occasion while addressing the students. Kotwal further said that he believed increased awareness on road safety among the students would contribute towards enhancing road safety and thus reduce accidents which continue to claim lives on the roads.
ARTO Reasi-Rajesh Gupta, while addressing the gathering, said that adhering to traffic norms can prevent fatal road accidents to a large extent. He urged the students to adopt road safety measures apart from spreading word about need for observing traffic rules.
DySP(traffic)-Ram Singh called upon the students to spread message of road safety among their friends, near and dear ones. He said such debates in schools and colleges play a critical role in producing responsible future drivers.
On this occasion the students and staff members took the oath and they promised to wear helmet while driving two wheelers, not to use mobile phone while driving and to respect and follow traffic rules and to be courteous to other road users.
Participants were awarded with the prizes. GM DIC-Krishan Lal, CDPO-Pritam Lal, DTI-Vikas Dogra, Principal of College- Prof Koshal Samotra , large number of students and staff members were also present on the occasion