Follow traffic rules: RTO Saundarya

Follow traffic rules: RTO Saundarya

Drivers recognised for accident free driving were felicitated during the National Road Safety Week programme in Madikeri.

Precautionary measures should be taken to ensure that there are no road accidents, said RTO Saundarya. 

Speaking at the valedictory of the Road Safety Week organised at RTO office, she said that all drivers should follow traffic rules to check accidents. On an average 1.50 lakh people die in road accidents in the country in a year. 

She said that rash driving, riding without wearing helmets, driving without wearing seat belts and speaking over the phone while driving are some of the reasons for road accidents.

Private Bus Owners Association president Ramesh Jyappa said everyone should be cautious while driving. Though a private bus stand has been constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore, it is not of use for the public, he added.

Drawing, essay and debate competitions were organised as a part of the Road Safety Week.