Road Safety Week: Top cop stresses on need to be more aware to avoid accidents
Stating that road accidents in the city have come down considerably, Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar stressed on the need of being more aware to avoid mishaps.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Road Safety Week held at Alipore Bodyguard Lines on Friday morning, Kumar said the police are also taking necessary steps to ensure least number of road accidents. Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee, Koyel Mallik, Abir Chatterjee and Payel Sarkar were also present in the programme. Senior officers of the Kolkata Traffic Police including Vineet Goyal, Additional Commissioner of Police (I) and V Solomon Nesakumar, DC (Traffic) were also present at the event. The officers of the traffic department and guards who have performed well in reducing the number of accidents in the city were honoured.
Officers of the Headquarters Traffic Guard have been felicitated for overall best performance during the Road Safety Week. The traffic guard had created awareness about the ill-effects of speaking over phone while walking on roads.
Similarly, all the 25 traffic guards had organised the Road Safety Week in their respective areas. School-goers were also roped in to make people understand the road safety measures.
Jadavpur Traffic Guard secured the first position in reducing total number of accidents. Regent Park and Beliaghata Traffic Guard came second and third in this category respectively. The city traffic police held four major motorbike rallies during the Road Safety Week to create awareness among people. Dedicated tableaus plied at different parts of the city to create awareness and at the same time short films on road accidents along with theme music were shown to people.
School children had distributed candies and pens among those who were found flouting traffic norms so that they would think twice before committing the same mistake again.