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Need to check road accidents stressed

Staff Reporter


SP emphasises the need to intensify highway patrolling

Regulation of number of autorickshaws plying on the highways stressed


ELURU: Superintendent of Police C. Ravi Varma on Friday said a district-level statutory committee was constituted to check the increasing incidence of road accidents. Speaking at a programme in connection with the Road Safety Week celebrations, the SP said the panel involving various official agencies would meet once in a month to take stock of the measures initiated to keep the road accidents under check.

Saying that the four-lane Chennai-Kolkota National Highway-5 was being converted into six lanes shortly, the SP emphasised the need to intensify highway patrolling to check untoward incidents on the highway in the district. Human error was found to be the reason for 95 per cent of the road accidents. The drivers needed to be sensitised on the errors they were prone to, Mr. Varma told the APSRTC authorities. The Superintendent of Police favoured stringent measures for regulation of increasing number of autorickshaws plying on the highways and even in the urban areas in the district. Vinod Kumar, Regional Manager of the RTC appealed to the rank and file of the corporation to strive hard to make the region a zero tolerant to accidents. District Medical and Health Officer P. Padmaja wanted the RTC top brass to make it a mandatory to keep the first aid kits in all the bus services and display of Id. cards by the drivers on duty with the details of their blood group. The ‘best drivers' were honoured for their accident-free services in the RTC. The schoolchildren who secured first, second and third places in the painting competitions on road safety were given prizes on the occasion.

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