A road safety drive on occasion of Road Safety Month was conducted today at Jammu-Pathankot National Highway via Samba-Mansar road area where traffic Police officials guided travellers to opt safety measures while driving.
The drivers were stopped on check posts and charged chalan for not wearing helmets and seat belts for two-wheelers and four-wheelers respectively.
Road Safety week which extended to Road Safety month from January 18 to February 17, 2021 by Ministry of Transport and Highways, DSP traffic, Yashveer Singh Sambyal had his take.
“An awareness drive has been organised. DTI Samba and Ruler Samba are involved in a giant naka. We are stopping the passing vehicles and charging them chalans if they aren’t following traffic rules. We’ve instructed everyone ‘n’ number of times still some don’t make use of helmets and seat belts while some use it only in front of us. It’s for their safety. They’re charged so that they follow rules the next time.”
“E-chalan is being practiced since sometime now but is in less use due to slow 2g network. Chalan is recorded once in e-chalan and increases with more number of rule violations. It’s definitely high time for people to understand what’s correct and important.” He added.
Muskan Langoo, News Producer, JK Media