Strict laws necessary to curb road accidents: Kataria

Strict laws necessary to curb road accidents: Kataria

During the inaugural function of Road Safety & Awareness Week, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria addressed the gathering taking about implementation of stricter laws to safeguard drivers on the road.

 

Strict laws necessary to curb road accidents: Kataria

During the inaugural function of Road Safety & Awareness Week, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria addressed the gathering taking about implementation of stricter laws to safeguard drivers on the road.

As a chief guest of the function, Kataria informed that each year more than 10,000 road accidents occur in the state which needs to be curbed with strict laws and their implementation with the help of traffic police. Measures such as regular check of licenses, trial, vehicle’s fitness, etc. should be taken.

On the other hand, MP Arjun Lal Meena emphasized the need of education and information especially to rural population. For this, youth were asked to cooperate and help spread awareness to all. Also, appeal was made to avoid drinking alcohol and driving.

Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari talked about the importance of wearing helmet while riding two-wheelers which has proved to save lives during accidents in many cases.

Collector Rohit Gupta said, “28 people die in road accidents every day in Rajasthan with 70% cases occurring in villages. Under this campaign, mobile vehicles will be sent to Panchayat Samiti to install reflectors.”

He added, “The most important thing for general public in a road accident to do is to help provide first aid to the victim or shift him to nearby hospital without any hesitation. This measure has been approved by the Supreme Court now.”

To help save people in accidents and to create awareness, administration has started an initiative in which the one who will help road accident victims reach hospital will be provided with appreciation letter and cash prize of Rs. 1100. This information has been forwarded to all police stations which will collect the record of the helper. This initiative is assisted by Rotary Club (Mewar).

ADM (CITY) O.P Bunker, CMHO Dr. Sanjeev Tank, Additional RTO Prakash Singh Rathore, Rotary (Mewar) Club’s president Mukesh Chowdhary were present.

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