The film has only three simple messages - never drink and drive/ride, never use a cellular phone while at the wheels and always wear helmet while riding

‘Rakki’ Mahesh alias G. Maheswaran, a constable attached to Ramanathapuram Traffic Police, has brought out a short film titled “Ippadikku Police” that narrates the miseries of families of accident victims.

The film has only three simple messages _ - never drink and drive/ride, never use a cellular phone while at the wheels and always wear helmet while riding. The film runs for nearly 20 minutes.

The CD was released by City Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan on Saturday in the presence of Deputy Commissioners of Police T. Senthilkumar (Crime and Traffic) and Hema Karunagaran (Law and Order).

The city witnessed 1,100 odd road accidents last year in which more than 250 lives were lost. The soaring accident statistics called for stringent enforcement of road rules to reduce accidents and end death on roads, according to the short film. Vehicle users who violated traffic rules and lost their lives were, in fact, punishing their families for no fault of theirs.

Rakki Mahesh said that he decided on the short film after having seen many deaths on the roads and the sufferings of the victims’ family members.

The idea was to make motorists follow road rules not for the sake of rules, but at least for the sake of their families. Mr. Mahesh said the film could be screened for students of driving instructors and at RTOs.

A compact version of this, a 16-minute capsule, could also be screened in cinemas, he added.

Mr. Maheswaran has already shot a 23-minute film dealing with the need to inculcate values of love and affection in children.

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