Road Safety Week begins

Road Safety Week begins

24th Road Safety Week on the theme ‘Stay Alive: Don’t Drink and Drive’ started today in Udaipur with a vehicle rally and with around 25 thousand pamphlets being distributed by various private undertakings.

 

Road Safety Week begins24th Road Safety Week on the theme ‘Stay Alive: Don’t Drink and Drive’ started today in Udaipur with a vehicle rally and with around 25 thousand pamphlets being distributed by various private undertakings.

The rally travelled across all the major circles of the city, spreading message of taking precautions and wearing safety gears while driving.

Talking about road safety in the city, there are 950 traffic policemen to control traffic generated by around 3.5 lac individuals. In addition to that, one can easily find stray cows or dogs wandering on congested roads of inner parts, and even on the busy roads connecting major circles, of the city.

With nearly 369 individuals under the belt of one cop, it becomes impossible to handle or manage the situation, though major problem resides with the people who overlook traffic rules due to a number of absurd reasons.

Mahendra Singh, Dy. S.P, Traffic says that the ratio of cops against driving individuals is very low, moreover absence of proper parking spaces in busy areas make exacerbates the situation.

Road Safety Week begins

Jitendra Singh, District Officer, Transport said, “Following rules while driving is very necessary; number of road mishaps is a very big concern”.

A glance over official statistics of road accidents and traffic mishaps reveals that nearly 9 thousand individuals across the state get injured per year; four wheelers contributing a maximum of 27%, while two wheelers contribute around 22%; 21% of the overall accidents take place due to unspecified reasons.

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