To create public awareness about the importance of traffic rules, ADC Anantnag, Sheikh Ghulam Hassan today flagged off the Traffic Week from Government Degree College, Anantnag.
The week-long campaign was flagged off by a convoy of cars by ADC Anantnag, in presence of officers of traffic police, district administration and representatives of driving institutions, auto unions, automobile dealers which after passing through different areas of the district culminated at the starting point.
The ADC appealed the motorists to adhere to the traffic rules to make Anantnag an accident-free district. He said that the drivers should take a pledge to wear seatbelts and helmets so that mishaps on roads are averted.
He urged upon the students to create awareness among people on the importance of following traffic rules. He instructed traffic officials to take stringent action against those found guilty of violating traffic rules. He said parents should dissuade their underage children from driving vehicles to avoid accidents.
ADC emphasized on the need of public cooperation to curb the menace of overloading in passenger vehicles and road accidents. It was also informed that if any violation with regard to overloading in passenger vehicles is noticed in any areas of district, the public can intimate the Traffic wing urgently.
Speaking on the occasion, ARTO Anantnag, said that traffic Department has put in place several checks at accident prone areas of the district to monitor over speeding. Special focus is being laid on to check plying of unfit vehicles, so that pollution levels decrease in the area, he added.
He said that the traffic department will display posters and banners at major crossings of the district highlighting the importance of traffic rules so that both drivers and commuters are aware about the same.