Traffic police gear up for 15-day road safety campaign
NAVI MUMBAI: The city roads are all set to be safer this year as the traffic department is gearing up for its annual road safety week.
The 27th road safety week will begin on January 10 and conclude on January 23.
Events such as rallies, seminars, competitions, walkathon, health camps for heavy vehicle drivers, traffic officials have been planned.
This year’s theme is ‘Road Safety - Time for Action’.
While many students will participate, apart from schools and colleges, corporate companies will be roped in for the programme too.
Arvind Salve, deputy commissioner of police, traffic department, said, “According to the directives from the state government, the road safety programmes have been planned for 15 days. We will chalk out as many programmes as possible to create awareness on a larger level with special attention to the youth with rising cases of rash and reckless driving.”
Road safety expert Ashutosh Atray said, “The road safety week is a perfect way to spread awareness on how one should constantly care for their lives while driving. Through the entire fortnight we aim to pull in as many media as possible to communicate to the masses about the traffic rules and regulations.”
Programmes include train the trainer sessions and awareness programmes in school and colleges.
“We will distribute leaflets, handouts and road safety charts during these events,” said Atray.