National Road Safety Week begins in Siliguri

Siliguri, 23 Apr:

The opening ceremony of National Road Safety Week-2018 was organised by Jalpaimore Traffic Guard, Siliguri Police Commissionerate at Burdwan Road and the theme of the event was "Sadak Suraksha- Jeevan Rakshak".

Drivers of different organisations including emergency vehicles like ambulance and others also joined this programme.

OC of Jalpaimore Traffic, Dipendra Moktan inaugurated the programme which will involve drivers, vehicle owners, students and the general public. The Road Safety Week will continue till 30 April.

Mr Moktan highlighted the causes of road accidents and fatalities are talking on mobile phone, not wearing helmet, use of seat belt, overspeeding, carrying passenger in goods vehicle, etc. Just by staying alert and following the traffic rules we can avoid big road accidents and save lives, he added.

ACP (Traffic) West, SPC, Siddharta Roy and ACP (Traffic) East, SPC, Uday Tamang were also present in the programme today.

Uday Tamang talked about the importance of saving lives by spreading awareness on Road Safety.