Police launch drive to curb road accidents

- Harihar Singh Rathaur, Dhading
Police launch drive to curb road accidents

Oct 8, 2014-

In a bid to curb road accidents along the Prithvi Highway, traffic police on Wednesday launched an awareness campaign titled ‘One Minute with Drivers’ on the 86 kilometre Jogimara-Nagdhunga section, which is considered to be the most accident-prone area in the district, police said.

As part of the drive, traffic police stationed in the area will instruct drivers about road safety and ways to avoid accidents, Deputy Superintendent of Police Prakash Malla said. “Half a dozen traffic police personnel have been stationed in areas like Naubise, Bahundanda, Jogimara and Laltinbazaar, and they will instruct three drivers about road safety at a time,” he said.

Malla said they will also inquire about driver’s health condition and inspect condition of vehicle parts like headlights and breaks.

Besides this, the security personnel will also instruct drivers not to talk over the phone while driving and carry passengers beyond the vehicle’s capacity, he said.

“We also send SMS to drivers about road safety at least twice a month,” said Inspector Hemanta Bhandari.

At least 1,200 buses entering or going out of Kathmandu will participate in the campaign in a day, police said. According to the District Police Office, 30 persons were killed in the total 270 accidents along the highway in Dhading in the past five months.

Published: 09-10-2014 09:00

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