Traffic Awareness programme held for school, college students in city

Mysuru, July 23:- In view of Traffic Management and Road Safety Month, the traffic wardens led by Subramanian, Deputy Chief Traffic Warden along with other traffic wardens Nagesh, Dr SVN Vijayendra, Ramanath KV, conducted a traffic awareness programme at the Maharshi PU College and Acharya Vidyakula School at Yelawal here recently.

The programme was assisted by Police Circle Inspector Manjunath and ASI Siddaraju from KR Traffic Police Station.

Speaking on the occasion, PCI Manjunath advised the students not to drive two-wheelers until they attain the age of 18 and obtain driving licence, and not to drive triples on two-wheelers which is a violation of traffic rules.

Deputy Chief Traffic Warden Subramanian, called upon the students to follow traffic rules and practice self discipline irrespective of whether the police is present at the signals or not and safeguard their lives.

He also pointed out that the youth aged between 18 and 35 are often the victims in several accidents due to traffic violations and this needs to be controlled. A power point video presentation on various accidents leading to serious injuries and death as recorded in the CCTV cameras at various traffic junctions in Mysuru was screened to create awareness on traffic violations.

Subramanian explained that driving by youth below 18 years without licence and causing accidental deaths would result in their parents being penalised with hefty fines and even jailed if fines were not paid. An interaction programme was held with students to get their doubts clarified.

Traffic Warden K V Ramanath emphasised the importance of strict self discipline on traffic rules to avoid accidents. He also invited the students to actively participate and help the police to avert accidents by uploading photos of traffic violations whenever they come across on roads through ‘public eye’ on internet which will be taken care of by the police control room to issue penalty notices to the errants.

College principal Mahadevaswamy thanked the traffic wardens for conducting an educative programme to the students on traffic rules to be followed and on traffic violations.

Over 200 students participated in the programme. Similar awareness programme was also conducted to the students of Acharya Vidya Gurukula at Yelawal. -KK


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