As part of the month-long ‘road safety and traffic awareness' campaign, the city police on Tuesday conducted a slew of programmes on different educational campuses.

At SDM Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala, management consultant and HRD trainer M.C. Das delivered a guest lecture on ‘traffic awareness' and explained the negative impact of traffic problems on human lives.

He said that every year about three lakh road accidents were taking place in the country and nearly 80,000 were losing their lives. Human error was the main reason for 98 per cent of these accidents and only 2 per cent of the accidents were caused by mechanical failure.

Stressing the need for effective public transport system, Mr. Das pointed out that though public transport buses occupied only 2 per cent of the roads, they were ferrying nearly 60 per cent of the total commuters.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Traffic) A.V. Ramana observed that women, especially college-going girls, should follow traffic rules for their bright futures. Many girls were violating traffic norms in a manner not inferior to boys and this kind of attitude should be discouraged by the college managements, he said.

Similar programmes were conducted at Maris Stella College, Nalanda Junior College and Sri Chaitanya Junior College. Police personnel from the traffic wing spoke on traffic rules.

ACP Central Zone A.V. Subba Rao, Traffic Inspector Y. Srinivasa Rao, Sub-Inspectors M. Sudhakar, B. Guna Ramu and teaching staff of the colleges participated in these programmes.

On Wednesday, a panel discussion on ‘traffic safety' will be conducted at sub-collector's office at 10 a.m.

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