Mangaluru: Chairman and Managing Director of Corporation Bank, Mangaluru S R Bansal inaugurated the 26th National Road Safety Week 2015 at Police Community Hall here on Thursday, January 22.

The event is held from January 22-28 under the joint aegis of the district Transport and Police Department.

Mangaluru South MLA J R Lobo in his presidential speech opined that leniency in punishment to those violating traffic rules was one of the primary reasons for the increase in road mishaps adding that lack of painting and reflectors on the humps further added to the woes. He advised that concerned officials from the district administration, police and technical engineers should come together and discuss the technicalities and ensure the effective implementation of the plans which could reduce accidents.

DK District Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said that chapters on traffic sense must be incorporated in school curriculum. He asked public involvement in creating a safer Mangaluru.

Public must get the necessary road work done from their representatives and officials concerned, he added.

Mangaluru City Police Commissioner S Murugan said that most number of deaths in India occur due to accidents rather than ailments. He said that traffic sense in western countries was far more than Indians adding that the country has a long way to go to match up to them in this aspect. He said that drivers and riders in the west respect pedestrians and gave a call to the citizens here to inculcate such principles.
The valedictory ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on January 28.

Curtesy : Udayavani