SSP Traffic Rural, DSP Traffic urge drivers to prioritize road safety

PAMPORE: In a concerted effort to bolster road safety awareness, the Traffic Police Rural Kashmir conducted a large-scale awareness program at BOMIS Pampore area in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. The initiative coincides with the ongoing 35th National Road Safety Month.
Led by SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir Ravinder Pal Singh and DSP Traffic Pulwama-Shopian Dr. Mudasser Tramboo, the awareness workshop was organized at Birla Open Minds International School Galendar Pampore. This event forms part of a series of initiatives undertaken by Traffic Rural Kashmir to promote road safety during the Road Safety Month.
During the event, SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir and DSP Traffic addressed drivers, highlighting various road safety issues and stressing the importance of adhering to the Motor Vehicle Act and traffic regulations for the safety and security of passengers.
DTI Pulwama-Shopian Tariq Ahmad, along with traffic police officers and personnel, were also in attendance. Over 100 drivers, faculty members, and management staff from BOMIS actively participated in the program, as reported by Kashmir Reader.
The awareness program covered a wide array of topics including traffic safety protocols, SOPs, essential knowledge of the Motor Vehicle Act, the significance of proper documentation, and strategies to prevent fatal accidents. A fruitful interaction between the audience and Traffic department officials ensued, culminating in participants pledging to diligently abide by traffic rules and safety measures.
SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir Ravinder Pal Singh expressed, “Today, we engaged with the teaching staff and drivers of Birla International School situated on the national highway in Pampore, alongside the school management, to raise awareness about National Road Safety Month. Our aim is to address various facets of road safety with them.”
He further emphasized, “Our ongoing efforts are directed towards curbing the rising number of accidents and minimizing fatalities, with a focus on tackling issues such as overloading and reckless driving. By maintaining continuous interaction with passengers and drivers, gathering feedback, and fostering collaboration, we aim to realize our vision and mission.”
SSP Traffic underscored, “My message to drivers and vehicle owners is to ensure complete documentation, including route permits, fitness certificates, and valid driving licenses with seat belts. We maintain zero tolerance for reckless and negligent driving, as well as overloading, across all vehicle categories. Overloading remains a significant contributor to accidents, and our unwavering commitment is to enforce a zero percent tolerance policy to address this issue.”

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