Need to create traffic safety culture in society to prevent fatalities, ARTO Kulgam
Kulgam: Motor Vehicles Department Kulgam in collaboration with Global Human Welfare Organisation today organized an awareness cum interactive session with the students at Kulgam to sensitize youth about the use and utility of safety gadgets and the importance of obeying traffic rules and regulations while being on roads.
Addressing the gathering of students, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Kulgam, Dr Mohammad Zubair Lattoo said that deaths happening due to road accident deaths is an emerging disaster and 1,51,417 persons were killed and 469,418 injured in road traffic crashes in India in 2018. This is a disturbing statistic and calls for a serious intervention by policy-planners, media and civil society to create continued awareness on road safety norms and regulations,” he said.
Dr Zubair elaborated the underlying causes of road accidents such as driving without seat belts and helmets, use of cell phones, over speeding and drunken driving.
He said that that the purpose of organizing such programmes is to disseminate a message of saving life of their own and others while being on roads and to make them law-abiding citizens of the society and to save precious lives of the people which are being lost due to traffic accidents