People told to go for safe driving

People told to go for safe driving
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Krishna district Superintendent of Police Sarva Sreshta Tripathi said in a statement here on Friday that many awareness programmes and activities have been undertaken by the police department for the public safety while driving during the past seven months.

Vijayawada: Krishna district Superintendent of Police Sarva Sreshta Tripathi said in a statement here on Friday that many awareness programmes and activities have been undertaken by the police department for the public safety while driving during the past seven months.

During the awareness drive, they taught school and college students driving skills and precautions to be taken while driving in order to develop the habit of safety driving from childhood.

The police took out helmet rallies and created awareness among the public to wear helmet while driving and educated them driving without helmet would be fatal and everyone should feel the responsibility to wear helmet, he said.

The police department identified vulnerable places where there were frequent accidents and found reasons behind the accidents and precautions were taken to curb the accidents, he pointed out.

Around 325 caution boards with radium stickers were installed for every 50 metres on Vijayawada-Gudiwada road as there were agricultural canals and bushes on either side of the road, they removed bushes up to eight km which were obstructing the traffic.

'Wash and Go' service was provided to drivers of heavy trucks during nights by the highway patrolling police, lights were provided at some places where there was no proper light. The police instructed dhaba owners to arrange parking space for heavy vehicles. Fourteen solar blinker lights were arranged on the Kolkata–Chennai Highway.

Drunken drive cases were registered against drivers and they were produced before the judicial court, he said. In some cases, they were asked to pay a fine and on some other occasions they were sent to jail, he added.

Drivers without valid driving licence and driving in an inebriated condition were booked under Section 304 of IPC and were sent to jail for 10 years.
Over 25,994 various cases were registered in the last seven months.

As many as 8,521 triple riding cases, 14,794 over-loading cases, 5,059 over-speed cases, 2,317 driving without licence cases, 1,530 talking over mobile phone while driving cases and 2,676 cases were registered for not wearing seat belts.

As many as 8,522 drunken drive cases were registered and 607 were sent to jail besides 121 people were asked to participate in Swachh Bharat programme, the SP said.

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