For the last two months, we have been campaigning vigorously to bring down the causalities due to road accidents. It can be done only when we all abide by traffic rules and pass on the message to as many people as possible, said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) V. Suresh Babu.

In line with the year-long campaign ‘Arrive Alive’, a counselling session to control snake driving, zig-zag driving and rash driving was held near Kali Mata Temple by a team of police inspectors and sub inspectors here on Sunday. “Do not invite danger by ignoring traffic rules. Let us (police, people and press) make a collective effort to help reduce the number of road accidents and make the city a peaceful place to live,” he said.

In the year 2010-2011, a considerable dip of 38 per cent was shown in the road accidents, said Inspector of Police D. Rajeswara Rao. “This year, we want to bring down the road accidents to a nominal rate by organising more counselling sessions. Our objective is to reach out to people and make them understand the seriousness of saving their own lives,” he explained.

Sub Inspector of II Town Police Station B. Simhachalam, SI of IV Town Police Station K. Durga Prasad requested the parents not to allow minor children drive vehicles. Simple measures like wearing helmets, giving the right signals, avoid talking while driving and driving consciously were stressed by the police. A pledge on observing traffic rules was administered to everyone present on the occasion.

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