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Follow road safety rules to avoid mishaps: Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu

Asifabad: Youth, especially those aged between 20 to 35 years, are killed in road accidents and about 63 persons died in accidents in the district, said District Collector Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu, while addressing a meeting on road safety at the Collector's conference hall in Asifabad on Thursday. The transport department had organised the meeting to discuss road accidents on highways.

Speaking on the occasion, Hanumanthu questioned how many RTC bus drivers will slow the speed near turnings to avoid mishaps. Auto drivers cannot control the speed and thus accidents due to overload of passengers. The worst road conditions, lack of speed breakers, drunk driving and other reasons are causing road accidents, he observed. Driving should be a pleasing and enjoyable moment but it should not lead to suffering in life, he said.

Hanumanthu said two-wheelers are said to be the most vulnerable to road accidents and loss of life. All two-wheeler drivers, if they wear helmets, can avoid accidents and loss of human life. School bus drivers also need to stay alert and check whether the buses are in condition or not.

The Collector instructed the officials concerned to identify locations at Burugurda cross roads and bus station to arrange speed breakers and also at Bendara, Rebbena, Sirpur T, Loanpelli, Saleguda x roads, Asifabad Model School and Kerameri ghat road and complete them at the earliest to avoid road accidents.

SP Malla Redddy, Road Transport Authority Shyam Naik, DSP Satyanarayana, Motor Vehicle Inspector Umamaheshwar Rao and others were present.

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