Report by Akshya Rout; Jajpur: To create awareness among the masses particularly among the driving community regarding safe and secure driving habits, Road Safety Week was observed on Saturday in the Road Transport Office (RTO) in Chandikhola of Jajpur district. A free eye camp was also organized by the RTO in Chandikhola and the eyes of at lest 240 including many drivers were tested in the camp.
Prahallad Behera the Road Transport Officer (RTO) flagging off a rally of school children, volunteers , drivers and several NGOs. Separate camps for drivers and cleaners were also organized to sensitize them about safety measures. The participants of the rally were carrying placards depicting messages for safety of human life. Addressing the meeting Behera urged upon the young generation to observe properly the traffic rules while driving and save the precious lives. He asked them to educate their families as well as neighbours about traffic rules to avoid accidents. He appealed the people to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in the implementation of road safety rules.
For regulation of smooth traffic, Behera highlighted measure initiated by the transport department . Samendra Patnaik the motor vehicle inspector (MVI) of Chandikhola said that traffic rules will be got strictly implemented in future for the safety of commuters as well as drivers.
He also stressed for safe driving and said everybody has to abide by the traffic rules to avoid road mishaps. They emphasized the need for creating more and more awareness among the people particularly driver community.
He also has appealed the people to extend their full cooperation to the administration including Traffic department in making the valley accident free. He said the safety of human lives should be our first and foremost duty.