Road safety week launched in Mysuru

The Mysuru City Traffic Police launched the 27th National Road Safety Week with the theme ‘Road Safety - Time for Action’, in front of Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple on Saturday, to sensitise the public on road safety.

Speaking on the occasion, Mayor B L Bhyrappa said that several precious lives could be saved if road users follow traffic rules. All road users should be aware of various safety measures and follow them, he urged.

MLA M K Somashekar said that the State government had implemented the new helmet rule  considering the safety of pillion riders and as per the Supreme Court’s direction.

Though the State government had taken several safety measures, accidents could be prevented only if all follow traffic rules. The Mysuru police have collected a total fine of Rs 8.5 crore from traffic rule violators last year and nearly 800 people have been injured in accidents.

Hundreds of students from various schools, along with Mounted Police, traffic wardens and traffic police personnel holding placards, took out a rally on the major streets of the city. A booklet on traffic norms was released and distributed among students.

Police Commissioner B Dayananda was not available for his comments on the futility of such awareness rallies that causes inconvenience to road users for hours together and also exposing students to the scorching sun.

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