Umer Rashid/ Junaid Gulzar
Shopian, 19 March: In shopian ARTO Er.Maajid conducted Road Safety Session to spread awareness about road safety measures and traffic rules. This event was organized at boys higher secondary school where all teachers of the institute care for the safety of their students as part of ARTO’s Safety Awareness Campaign.
Deputy Commissioner Shopian,SDRF and all district heads were present at the session, while a large number of employees and students participated wholeheartedly during the safety session.
The session covered all aspects of road safety including traffic rules & regulations, road signs, blind spots, right of way, licensing, behaviors, dangers of underage driving by our children, etc.
The focus of the session was to educate people about importance of traffic rules and regulations. According to the survey shared, 90% of accidents occur due to driver, 5% accidents occur due to road conditions and 5% due to vehicle conditions.
In addition, it was emphasized that the use of seatbelt for all passengers decreases the fatal injuries by 75%. These statistics become more critical when we look at the fact that approximately 90 % of people travel by road in India.
As per ARTO shopian Er.Maajid, “Our office is extremely involved and cares for the well-being and safety of our student community. We are shaping a movement among our young generation about these measures and keeping safety foremost in their minds.
Awareness of traffic rules and regulation holds a pivotal importance for safer journey. We will continue our efforts to make safety priority for all in all domains as we care for them and consider ourselves as one family.”