Majority of accident victims are youngsters

Majority of accident victims are youngsters
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Deputy Transport Commissioner S Venkateswara Rao on Wednesday said that a majority of road accidents were occurring due to non-compliance of traffic rules by youngsters while driving scooters, bikes and cars.

Youngsters need to develop traffic sense, says deputy transport commissioner

Deputy Transport Commissioner S Venkateswara Rao on Wednesday said that a majority of road accidents were occurring due to non-compliance of traffic rules by youngsters while driving scooters, bikes and cars.

Speaking at a seminar on road safety at the Lorry Owners Association Hall as part of the 26th National Road Safety Week, Rao said that the majority of road accident victims were in the age group of 16 to 30. “Special focus would be laid on creating awareness among youth about road safety, besides educating them on benefits of wearing a helmet while riding a two-wheeler,” he said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (traffic) S Srinivasa Rao said, “Mere imposition of fines on traffic rule violators would not serve the purpose. Emphasis should be laid on creating traffic sense among youngsters to prevent road mishaps. They should be educated on the danger of drunken driving.”

APSRTC regional manager G Sudesh Kumar said, “Bus drivers should be more cautious to ensure safety of passengers. They should get any mechanical problem in the vehicle rectified immediately to avoid mishaps. Bad condition of roads and traffic bottlenecks also result in mishaps in some cases.”

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) engineer Prasanna Kumar said people should shun the habit of jumping traffic signals and overtaking vehicles from the wrong side to avoid road mishaps.

Krishna District Lorry Owners Association (KDLOA) president KV Ramesh, general secretaries Sunkara Ramesh Babu and YV Eswar Rao and others were present.

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