MSJ flags off traffic awareness campaign to bring down road mishaps
Coordinated efforts of various wings of criminal justice system would bring remarkable change in society and taking up initiatives to deter drunken driving would result in reduction of road accidents, said Metropolitan Sessions Magistrate (MSJ) T Rajini.
Hyderabad: Coordinated efforts of various wings of criminal justice system would bring remarkable change in society and taking up initiatives to deter drunken driving would result in reduction of road accidents, said Metropolitan Sessions Magistrate (MSJ) T Rajini.
The MSJ on Saturday flagged off a vehicle attached with ‘a bottle car’ as part of awareness campaign against drunken driving at Goshamahal Traffic Training Institute in Hyderabad on Saturday.
She said after holding trials of several cases of drunken driving accidents, the judiciary had decided to give rationalised punishments in order to bring down accident rate.
“During trials of drunken driving accident cases, we have seen people in pathetic conditions, some with almost no limbs. A group of magistrates held several meetings to discuss and rationalised the punishments.
We hope it is giving good results, as number of accident deaths in Hyderabad have come down by 20 percent,” said Rajini.
The MSJ appreciated the efforts of the Hyderabad Police for taking up initiatives to reduce crimes, road accidents and minimise the cases of drunken driving.
“The police are adopting jurisprudential methods to reduce accidents. The initiatives are not only to deter crime and accidents, but also reformative and educative,” she said adding that reducing drunken driving cases would help control road accidents in India.
Speaking at the event, Hyderabad Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy said the police were aiming to ensure zero accidental deaths in Hyderabad and efforts were being put in the right direction.
With awareness campaigns on road safety and punishments given by the judiciary, road accidents in Hyderabad were reduced to 20 percent compared to previous year, he said.
“As the City Commissioner, I personally feel that every citizen of Hyderabad should be taught about road safety awareness and help them ride safer,” the Commissioner added.