The Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police, OP Singh, along with Principal Secretary of Transport Department, Aradhana Shukla, on Tuesday presided a meeting with traffic officials of Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad. They instructed to develop both the districts as model for road safety.
In the meeting, it was instructed that hundred per cent compliance of seat belts for cars and helmets for two-wheelers will be implemented on the ground.
Shukla said, “We should create an environment for complete road safety in both the districts. She also urged the people to use seat belts and helmets for their safety.”
She said that there is a need to conduct road safety awareness campaigns on large scales in both the districts. “The awareness campaigns can be driven through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) medium. The top district and police officials are required to put special efforts in making this happen on the ground,” she added.
The ways to issue instant challans against violators were also discussed at the meeting.
Shukla said, “People going for morning walks at various parks do not use seat belts and helmets. As well, parents, going to drop their children at schools, are also found violating the rules. There should be action to dissuade them from doing this.”
The need to make people aware about the importance of using seat belts and helmets was stressed in the meeting. It was said that people should be informed about the dangers which can averted by using seat belts and helmets in case of accidents.