Traffic police take steps to curb accidents

Traffic police take steps to curb accidents
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Traffic police are imposing fines on all drivers, who are driving vehicles more than 40 kmph on Bandar Road to avoid road accidents, and police department is successfully controlling the road accidents with the support of road safety vehicles at 150 black spots in the city.

Vijayawada: Traffic police are imposing fines on all drivers, who are driving vehicles more than 40 kmph on Bandar Road to avoid road accidents, and police department is successfully controlling the road accidents with the support of road safety vehicles at 150 black spots in the city.

Traffic police would conduct training programme on traffic rules to 100 volunteers who came voluntary to serve society at traffic points to prevent traffic jams in the city in the view of schools and colleges reopening. The police department is deploying more than 1,000 CCTV cameras to reduce traffic jams, controlling traffic violations in the city and taking action against drivers who are violating traffic rules in the city.

Denizens are facing traffic problems mainly at NTR Circle, Chittinagar, Ramavarapadu Ring Road, One Town and other areas due to lack of awareness over traffic rules and a few business people occupied road space for doing business with the support of local political leaders, finally it led to traffic jams and road accidents at One Town and other areas.

Traffic-3 ACP D Sravan Kumar said that police department would conduct counselling on traffic to the school bus drivers for preventing road accidents. “Police and transport department officials would conduct a special drive on private school buses to cancel unfit vehicles. It would appoint more traffic police personnel at school zones mainly in the morning and evening to prevent traffic jams,” he added.

He said that police department is also planning for shifting roadside vendors to a particular zone to prevent traffic jams with the help of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Commissioner J Nivas.

Voluntary Health Education and Economical Development Unit (VHEEDU) executive director M Vasu said that the state government should take stringent action against business people who have occupied road space for doing business because it led to traffic jams and road accidents.

Police Commissioner D Gautam Sawang handed over first aid kits to the 11 Highway Road Safety vehicles traffic staff for providing first aid to the road accidents victims on the spot. Nearly 75 traffic police personnel were given training on basic life support with the help of Vijayawada Andhra Hospital management.

By Anjaiah Desaboina

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