Various activities mark ‘national road safety month’

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/19/2021 1:38:26 PM IST

Various activities and awareness programmes were conducted under “national road safety month” in Nagaland.

Wokha: Department of Transport Office, Wokha, conducted various programmes and activities during the “national road safety month 2021” which was held under the theme, “sadak suraksha - mjeevan raksha” (road safety-protect life). According to DIPR report, various programmes were conducted from January 18, 2021. The Department erected of six road safety banners at different locations around Wokha town (main police point, NST Junction, DTO office, Essar Petrol Pump, Vankhosung Zero Point, Regional Taxi Counter). On January 20 to 21, the staff of District Transport office distributed road safety pamphlets at various locations in the town and on January 25, an awareness programme was conducted by DTO MV dept. in coordination with Traffic Control, Wokha. As decided at the District Road Safety Committee meeting, a joint inspection by DTO enforcement staff and traffic control was conducted for dumping of building materials and machineries on the road side causing obstruction of traffic from January 27.

The identified sites were: M/S. Steel Fabrication Orchid colony; Opposite M/S Steel Fabrication; Block Office Junction; Longsajung Baptist building, near Gas Agency.

On January 29, an awareness programme was conducted by DTO office in coordination with NST office and Traffic Control at NST traffic point while on February 4, a road safety interactive seminar was conducted by DTO office with the executive and unit leaders at All Nagaland Taxi Association (ANTA) Wokha unit.

Wokha District Administration & DLCW-MSK (District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra) in collaboration with District Transport Office, Wokha also organised a distribution driving licence for girls under BBBP on February 4.

Meanwhile on February 5, a seminar with local taxi drivers (Chukidong) was organised; road awareness campaign at Police point Wokha on February 9; seminar with local taxi drivers at Bazaar-Hospital line, Town-Longsa Village line, Niro range Line on February 12; and awareness programme on the issue of protruding cargo was conducted with the transporters and drivers of commercial vehicles. Section 184 (dangerous driving), Sub- section (a) of section 194 (driving vehicles exceeding permissible weight) and other relevant section of the Motor vehicles Act, 1988 were discussed on February 15.

Dimapur: Okusa Toyota Dimapur initiated road safety promotion activities on February 16. The team members in alliance with Traffic Control Department, Dimapur distributed pamphlets and road safety awareness to the public, drivers, riders and pedestrians. The dealer team also distributed helmets to two wheeler riders who were found without them.

Meanwhile, the team visited Unity College Dimapur as one of their activity programmes to promote road safety awareness to students. The team presented facts and statistics of accident rates in India along with the emotional aspect of it.

They also presented real life examples of road accidents such as driving while using phones, not buckling up seat belts or not wearing helmets. As a special guest, motor vehicle officer, Motor Vehicle Department, Dimapur, Akum Temjen delivered an awareness speech to all staff members of Okusa Toyota and customers.

He stressed on proper checking of all safety features in a vehicle and reiterated that the road safety should be a priority for everyone and not only of the government to promote. 

VWS: State level NGO, Vikehie Welfare Society (VWS) organised “road safety advocacy program” near Kigwema Local ground on February 17 under the guideline of Ministry of Road Transport and Highway for Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha program.

A press release by VWS stated that during the programme, the society distributed pamphlets to vehicle drivers in the presence of traffic police personnel.

Meanwhile, chairman VWS, Eyosa Kikhi highlighted activity plans for the next day in the school on “painting and essay writing” for students on the topic of road safety advocacy program.

Secretary VWS, Vimehie Pucho expressed gratitude to all the participants, District Administration, traffic police and volunteers.

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