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Awareness on road safety conducted at Tetso College

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/24/2020 10:37:34 AM IST

In a bid to address road safety issues among college going students, two separate sessions on Road Safety Awareness were conducted by Dimapur Traffic Police (DTP) and Okusa Toyota respectively for the students of Tetso College here at the college premises on January 24.

A press release from Tetso College stated that the Dimapur Traffic Police personnel led by OC Traffic Control (Zone II), inspector Peter Shuya provided valuable information on safety measures for drivers. Speaking as the resource person, Shuya explained the history of how traffic came into existence while divulging statistics on the number of lives lost in road accidents. Stating that 1.35 million people were killed in road accident related cases in the year 2016, Shuya asserted that road safety should be a primary concern irrespective of gender or age and called upon the students to be aware of, obey and follow traffic regulations.

The OC also educated the students on the meaning of various road signs and hand gestures made by traffic personnel. He further highlighted on the importance of wearing helmets for two-wheeler riders, carrying of driving license at all times, using of turn indicators, slowing down at intersections, minimal usage of car horn, and caring for roadside pedestrians.

To ease traffic congestion during rush hour, the traffic inspector suggested the option of carpooling or to make use of school or college buses. He also explained the use of traffic baton and breadth analyzer further cautioned the students against drunk-driving. Meanwhile, representatives from Okusa Toyota, the authorized automobile dealer for Toyota in Dimapur also conducted a session on road safety for the  students. During the session, a quiz based on road safety issues was organized where winners were awarded with prizes sponsored by Okusa Toyota.

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