Samba, October 7
District Development Commissioner Samba, Sheetal Nanda today inaugurated a Road Safety Awareness Programme organised by Motor Vehicle Department Samba in collaboration with Adarsh Vidya Peeth Higher Secondary School Samba. SSP Samba Joginder Singh, ARTO Samba Kuldeep Singh, Principal Adarsh VidyaPeeth Anupam Sambyal and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
On the occasion symposium was organised in which students from various classes participated and highlighted the importance of safe driving, and do’s and don’ts while driving and crossing roads. An open house Question and Answer session was organised, in which students put forth their queries regarding rules, regulations ,License, Registration and other motor vehicle norms besides various films regarding Road Safety for drivers/ pedestrians, causes of road accidents and precautions regarding boarding, deboarding, blind spots, danger zone of school bus were shown to children.
The DDC stressed on the need for preventive measures and self discipline for an individual, before waiting for any mishap to occur. She directed ARTO Samba to launch similar programmes in schools across Samba.
SSP Samba called for social control, avoiding rash driving, over speeding and importance of protection gear. He distributed prizes among the participants of the symposium. He also appreciated the keen interest shown by the students as they have the opportunity to shape the country’s future.
ARTO Samba appealed all to wear crash helmets and seat belts while driving and learn from good driving school. He stressed on the need for sensitization among drivers and young generation regarding traffic rules, regulations and safe driving habits. He informed all that around 1.5 lac casualties occur in our country every year due to road accidents and human error is reason behind 80 percent of the cases. He further said that the prime three factors –education, engineering and enforcement can prevent road accidents. He informed that MVD Samba has compounded fine amounting to Rs 6.92 lac last month. He assured DDC Samba that similar programmes will be held across the district. He thanked Principal and Staff of Adarsh VidyaPeeth in organising the programme.
During the session, procedure for obtaining learning license/Driving license was conveyed and Forms 1 and 1A for learner’s license were distributed among the students and staff members.