Need self-discipline amongst people to improve road safety: Delhi Police
New Delhi: As part of on-going National Road Safety Week-2019, a day-long brainstorming seminar on "Emerging Trends in Safety on Roads" was conducted at India Habitat Centre on Tuesday.
The seminar was organised by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) in association with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Traffic Unit of Delhi Police.
The brainstorming sessions pointed out that proper enforcement of rules and regulations and awareness of drivers as well as masses are primarily needed to reap the full benefits of technological advancements in road safety.
Taj Hassan, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), pointed out that apart from use of technology and awareness programmes to get the desired results there is a great need of self-discipline amongst the masses and coordination among stakeholders to improve the overall road safety.
The Special. CP also asked industries to join hands in ensuring road safety in every possible way.
The technical session on auto components safety standards talked about things that one needs to be aware of to ensure safe driving.
Choosing genuine parts, using helmets of proper standards and being aware of having proper lights on the vehicle helps to avoid accidents.
Hence proper infrastructures and investments in this field, regularizing, standardizing and digitizing the after-market of spare parts and proper quality of lights will lead to reducing road fatality only if the drivers and fellow citizens are aware.
The Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Alok Kumar also put up his views regarding road safety.