Over 10K drunken-drivers counselled in 6 months: Traffic Police
It is a known fact that most of the road accidents happen for not following traffic rules and because of drink-driving, talking on mobile phones and falling asleep while riding. To curb accidents, the Cyberabad Traffic Police took initiative to create awareness among people by conducting several awareness programmes.
Cyberabad: It is a known fact that most of the road accidents happen for not following traffic rules and because of drink-driving, talking on mobile phones and falling asleep while riding. To curb accidents, the Cyberabad Traffic Police took initiative to create awareness among people by conducting several awareness programmes. The traffic police were seen educating public regarding traffic rules, free left and right at Kukatpally, Hi-tech city, Rachakonda, etc. on Monday.
Meanwhile, Traffic Training Institute (TTI) conducts training to the vehicle owners, general public, commuters and those caught for breaking traffic rules. The institute also counsels the people caught for drink-driving. The institute conducts regular awareness programmes at different places like schools, colleges, roads, auto stands bus stands etc. Recently, Cyberabad DCP Vijay Kumar has made a rule that Traffic Department should conduct awareness programme in all zones and main traffic junctions of Cyberabad.
Shyam Sunder Reddy, Sub inspector of Cyberabad. said, “Conducting awareness programmes started from May 22, last and earlier, the Institute was in LB Nagar but now they have shifted it to Cyberabad. Also, from Januray to June just in this 6 months we counselled around 10,000 people caught for drunken driving.” Not only the Traffic Training Institute is helping the public with the programmes, Cyberabad team members help the public in educating them on traffic rules. Schools students are also taught about safety and precautions to be taken and about traffic rules, he added.
DCP Vijay Kumar speaking to The Hans India, said, “Through our awareness programmes we are involving the public to follow the rules and they are also participating to help other pedestrians by holding banners in their hands which says - No texting While Driving, Say No to Cell Phone these banners are attracting the commuters.” The awareness programme was attended by 3,159 students from 54 institutes, 128 bus stands, lorry depots and auto stands all over 11,449 drivers and 51 cell phone drivers along with family members participated in this programme and 10,000 drunken drivers were counselled in the institute, he adds.
BY Vandana Sharma