Cinema halls will show clippings on road safety

Cinema halls will show clippings on road safety

Cinema halls will show clippings on road safety

 At the beginning of every movie, cinema halls across the State will now show a short clipping on road safety, similar to the clippings which show the ill-effects of tobacco.

Quoting the recommendation of the Supreme Court committee on road safety, Ramegowda, Transport Commissioner, said that the department has instructed all the deputy commissioners regarding the same.

Although this is not something new, there is a statutory obligation for all the theatres to adhere to the instruction, as it comes from the Supreme Court.

The Transport department reviews road safety every quarter and the report is forwarded to the committee appointed by the SC, the commissioner told Deccan Herald.

This should be taken as part of their corporate social responsibility initiative, he added.

C P Narayana Swamy, Director of Road Safety Cell, said that showing a short clipping on road safety in cinema theatres is among the 13 other directives recommended by the apex court, including making helmet mandatory for the pillion rider.

“Some theatres are already screening the short clippings on road safety. There is a road safety committee in all districts, which would ensure that all the theatres will screen the road safety message,” he said and added that the department would supply the required material such as slogans, slides, etc, for the purpose.