Overload, fast driving cause of road accidents: Karimnagar CP

Overload, fast driving cause of road accidents: Karimnagar CP
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“Overload, fast and negligent driving are causing several accidents. Drivers with self-awareness and safe driving prevent mishaps,” stated Commissioner of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy at an awareness programme held here on Monday.

Karimnagar: “Overload, fast and negligent driving are causing several accidents. Drivers with self-awareness and safe driving prevent mishaps,” stated Commissioner of Police VB Kamalasan Reddy at an awareness programme held here on Monday.

The programme was conducted for drivers under police and transport departments, on the occasion of closing ceremony of National Safety Week celebrations here at the Commissionerate in Karimnagar on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commissioner said the drivers driving various types of vehicles must be aware of traffic rules and must implement them strictly. If the drivers were unaware of certain rules, it is their responsibility that they should know them before driving the vehicles to prevent road accidents.

Every year as many as 1.5 lakh people were killed in road accidents across the country and for every one hour, nearly 50 road accidents were taking place. Last year, more than 80,000 people died in road accidents, who were aged below 35 years. Of these, 10,000 were minors.

The family members of the deceased, who died in road accidents, have been o facing lot of problems and those victims, who survived with injuries are living in miserable conditions. Many road accidents are due to reckless driving of two wheelers vehicle drivers, he observed.

Wearing helmets, seat belts along with following traffic rules strictly could prevent 80 per cent of road accidents. 62 per cent of road accidents were taking place due to fast driving, drunk driving and without
license.

District Transport Officer Y Kondal Rao said following safety measures is most important for every person to lead a happy life and it is the social responsibility for everyone to follow traffic rules. Parents must not give vehicles to their minor children, he suggested.

Additional DCP P Sanjeev Kumar, ACPs P Venkataramana, T Usha Rani, AVI Srinivas, inspectors Sadanandam, Sita Reddy, RTA Peddi Ramesh, AMVs Madhu and Rajini Devi were present.

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