People have vital role in preventing road accidents: SSP Traffic Rural Ravenderpal Singh
Pampore: Jammu & Kashmir Traffic Police on Thursday launched a special drive along the national highway in Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district to minimise road accidents.
SSP Traffic Rural Ravenderpal Singh supervised the drive who was accompanied by DySP Pulwama Shopian Dr Mudasir Tramboo and other officers. SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir launched a crackdown against the violators, especially two-wheelers riding without helmets, overloading, rash driving stunt biking, an official told Kashmir Reader.
He said that during the drive, many offenders were booked under various offences under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The drivers were counselled on the spot and were advised to follow proper SOPs for safe and accident-free driving.
The vehicle operators were briefed to ply their respective vehicles within the prescribed speed limit and avoid overloading, rash and negligent, stunt-driving so that precious human lives could be saved.
In view of the recent fatal bike accidents, SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir made a fervent appeal to the parents to not allow their wards to drive without licence. He said those in possession of valid licence should wear helmets and desist from overspending.
The general public has a vital role in preventing such accidents, Singh said, adding that the main aim of the drive is to curtail accidents happening day in and day out.
“We are checking overloading, driving without proper documentation and HSRP,” he said, adding that as a punitive measure, challans are being filed against violators.
The officer added that a stunt biker whose video had gone viral on social media was also counselled.
The biker was called by DySP Traffic Pulwama-Shopian Dr Mudasir Tramboo who counselled him about the dangers of stunt driving and the consequent threat to the life of both bikers and pedestrians.
After counselling, the offender vouched not to repeat such life-threatening stunts in the future. He even appealed to others not to indulge in such activities. Moreover, he was challaned under relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.
Such drives will continue in the future to keep a check on traffic rules violators, SSP Singh said