National Road Safety Week: ARTO Pulwama distributes freebies among commuters complying road safety rules
Post by RK News on Sunday, January 15, 2023
Pulwama, Jan 14: As part of the ongoing National Road Safety Week, Motor Vehicles Department carried out a series of activities in Pulwama on Saturday.
As a good will gesture and to adopt people friendly Governance practices, ARTO Pulwama, Muazzam Ali distributes Chocolates and pens among commuters found complying traffic rules.
He said that road safety is not only an individual responsibility but a collective as well “The issues like rash driving, use of mobile phone during driving, considering seat belt as a burden, unmindful use of beams during night can only be set right by behavioral changes and positive attitude,” he said.
Muazzam said mindful and responsive driving leads to peace and creates a capital of values and fraternity in society.
He said that MVD department has embarked on a mission mode to have a paradigm shift in driving sense among the commuters in the district besides creating good governance practices in the J&K, UT.
Earlier, a team led by him checked vehicles for mandatory fixing of Retro Reflective Tapes, which help in making the vehicles visible and reduce accidents at night.
Dozens of vehicles were checked and asked to fix the Tapes and drivers counselled to fix the same on their vehicles in order to avert losses occurring due to night travel collisions.
Various drivers were on spot provided these Retro Tapes, free of cost by the department and affixed on their vehicles.
Besides, road users were appealed by the team to adhere to measures which are mandatory in making safe travels and asked to exhibit optimum driving behaviours in order to avert losses to life and vehicles.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways is observing the Road Safety Week from January 11 to 17, under “Swachhata Pakhwada”, to propagate the cause of safer roads for all.
During the week, various activities are being organised throughout the country to create awareness among the general public and to give all stakeholders an opportunity to contribute to the cause of road safety.