The state-wide Road Safety Week to avert road accidents by creating awareness among more people will start from Monday.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting in this regard with the Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purakayastha and Commissioner of Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar on Saturday.
According to a senior police officer, 99 percent of accidents take place due to human error while mechanical faults lead to only one percent of the total number of accidents. Thus, creating awareness is a way out to check accidents.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had launched a state-wide awareness campaign "Safe Drive, Save Life" in August 2016 and it helped in reducing the number of accidents in the state.
The Road Safety Week will be organised in each and every block. It will also be organised in areas under all the police station. In Kolkata, school children will be attending the programmes that will be organised by all the 25 traffic guards.
People from all walks of life including drivers, school children, college-goers and officials from different state government departments, who are posted in districts, will be taking part in the awareness programme.
There will be rallies and road shows to create awareness among people. Leaflets will be distributed. Posters and banners will also be put up.