Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Kohima police organise programme on road safety



With an aim to sensitise the public about road safety and traffic regulations, Kohima police under the aegis of Kohima traffic police carried out a community outreach programme in the panchayat hall, High School Colony, here, on Tuesday.
Speaking at the programme, additional SP (Traffic & Protocol), L. Soriso disclosed that in 2022, 61 accidents were reported in the district, out of which, 28 were recorded as injured and more than three as fatality.
He said in 2021, a total of 180 road accidents were officially recorded in Kohima, and informed that it was during the festive seasons (November, December and January) that road-related incidents were most recorded.
The additional SP gave an overview of road traffic accidents and said the main causes were human errors such as over speeding, drunk driving, distraction to the driver and laxity.
He also spoke on the importance of community participation and encouraged the gathering to educate people and to volunteer as traffic marshals in the society.
Speaking on the topic “Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations 2017”, deputy SP (Traffic) Manom Wallin spoke on misconceptions of driving rules.
At the programme, Road Safety Cell (RSC) highlighted important sections of the Motor Vehicles Act.
It may be mentioned that the Road Safety Cell under Kohima Traffic Police was instituted to sensitise the public about road safety and to encourage people to become first responders in the absence of the police during emergencies.
The programme was attended by community members of High School Colony.


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