Lorry owners pledge for road safety
The 26th Road Safety Week was observed by the Lorry Owners’ Association in the city. Various events were organised by the transport department and the Krishna District Lorry Owners Association.
The 26th Road Safety Week was observed by the Lorry Owners’ Association in the city. Various events were organised by the transport department and the Krishna District Lorry Owners Association. Deputy Transport Commissioner S Venkateswara Rao released posters, pamphlets, stickers and booklets on road safety to mark the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Venkateswara Rao said, “Safety is not just a slogan, it’s a way of life. That is the theme this year. Majority of the road accidents occur due to the negligence of drivers, poor road engineering and lack of proper knowledge among road users on safety. People were told about road safety and traffic rules during the week.”
Lorry Owners Association general secretary Sunkara Ramesh Babu summarised the events that were conducted, saying, “Both vehicle drivers and road users were educated on safety measures to be taken up to prevent road accidents. The weeklong activities included Burrakathas at Benz Circle and the RTO office on Tuesday, a seminar on road safety at the Lorry Owners Association Hall on Wednesday, distribution of pamphlets and Burrakatha at the Model Driving Training Institute and Research Centre at Gannavaram on Thursday and a rally from the Lorry Owners Association Hall to PWD Grounds on Friday.”