Traffic safety month: Gzb Police to create awareness to maintain road safety
The Ghaziabad Traffic Police are all gearing up to host a traffic-safety month to create awareness among the people about road safety and not to flout traffic rules. This will include a set of activities and drives on all the major roads as part of the Traffic Safety Month to be observed in the month of November.
The month-long drive started from November 1 was hosted by senior superintendent of Ghaziabad Police, Deepak Kumar at Merrut Tiraha, Ghaziabad. All the senior policemen participated in the event and got instructions from the SSP to make this year’s traffic safety month more successful.
There has been continuous traffic disorder in Ghaziabad despite the regular campaigns to bring order on the city’s roads by the traffic department. Besides, triple riding on two-wheelers and minors riding two-wheelers despite the presence of constables on duty is also on a ride.
Riding of two-wheelers without helmets and talking on mobile phones while driving are also common sights. There have been instances of policemen themselves flouting the traffic rules by driving without helmet.
“This time, we are following an ‘EE’ method which means engineering and enforcement of traffic rules to the commuters implanting police check posts on all major roads and intersections of the city.
Special attention will be given in the construction areas and where roads are damaged that in turn cause traffic jams. We are focusing to make autos and battery rickshaws aware of the traffic rules by asking them to follow them stringently,” said Rajesh Kumar Singh, Traffic Circle Officer, Ghaziabad.
As part of this drive, the department has been undertaking traffic sensitisation programmes and campaigns in various schools and colleges to make students and drivers understand the need to follow traffic rules and how they can stay safe on roads, he further added.
Cops will keep a check on people violating certain rules which majorly include violations by two-wheelers as well as four-wheelers for wrong-side driving, jumping of red lights, driving without seat belts, driving without licenses and so on.