Most of the road accidents occur due to negligence of drivers and non-adherence to traffic rules, Pushpagiri School director M. Vivekananda Reddy said on Saturday.
Speaking at a sadassu on “Traffic rules – safety of life,” jointly organised by Pushpagiri Traffic Club and Kadapa Traffic Police on Pushpagiri school premises here, Mr. Reddy said several lives were being lost due to overloaded vehicles meeting with accidents. Stressing the need for improving enforcement of traffic rules by police personnel, he said the department's image was being tarnished as some of them were resorting to taking bribe.
Kadapa Traffic Circle Inspector Babu Reddy called upon students to create awareness in society and also tell their elders about traffic safety guidelines. He released a poster and gave a power-point presentation on curbing accidents.
Traffic Sub-Inspector Chandrasekhar administered a pledge to the students that they would follow traffic safety rules.
Later, students of the school, sporting coloured headgears and carrying traffic club flags and placards that read ‘Speed kills, avoid using cell phones while driving,' etc. took out a rally which was flagged off by Traffic Circle Inspectors Balasubramanyam and Babu Reddy, and Mr. Vivekananda Reddy. Traffic policemen led the rally on motorcycles.