Traf­fic po­lice gear up for 15-day road safety cam­paign

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Sang­hami­tra Sengupta sang­hami­tra.sengupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.

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