PULWAMA: As part of the ongoing National Road Safety Week-2-23, the Motor Vehicles Department Pulwama on Sunday carried out a series of activities in the district.
As a good will gesture and to adopt people friendly Governance practices, Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Pulwama, Muazzam Ali distributes Chocolates and pens among commuters found complying traffic rules.
On the occasion, ARTO said that road safety is a collective responsibility. He said that issues like rash driving, use of mobile phones, considering seat belts as a burden, and unmindful use of beams during night can only be set right by behavioral changes and positive attitude.
He said mindful and responsive driving leads to peace and creates a capital of values and fraternity in society. He said that MVD has embarked on a mission mode to have a paradigm shift in driving sense among the commuters in the district besides creating good governance practices in the J&K, UT.
Earlier, as part of celebrating Road safety week – 2023 a team led by ARTO today checked vehicles for mandatory fixing of Retro Reflective Tapes, which help in making the vehicles visible and reduce accidents at night.
Dozens of vehicles were checked and asked to fix the Tapes and drivers counselled to fix the same on their vehicles in order to avert losses occurring due to night travel collisions. Various drivers were on spot provided these Retro Tapes, free of cost by the department and affixed on their vehicles.
Besides, the road users were appealed by the team to adhere to measures which are mandatory in making safe travels and asked to exhibit optimum driving behaviours in order to avert losses to life and vehicles.