Road Safety Week organised in Kurnool and Nizamabad districts

Vice-chancellor of Rayalaseema University Krishna Naik has called upon youth to scrupulously follow the traffic rules and driving conditions to reach home safely.

Addressing the Road Safety Week function jointly organised by Road Transport Authority (RTA) and Vasavi Seva Dal here on Saturday, Mr. Naik said one could avoid accidents by being alert while driving and could save himself/herself from other rash drivers too.

Stating that speed was one of the leading causes of accidents and the road accidents ruined many families psychologically, economically, emotionally and socially, he said the death of young people in road accidents was more painful to the near and dear ones.

Deputy Transport Commissioner Sivaramprasad, speaking on the occasion, said the loss to the nation on account of road accidents was estimated at Rs. 1 lakh crore.

He said because of the sincere efforts of all concerned, the road accidents were reduced by 100 in Kurnool district last year.

He exhorted the students to adopt safe driving rules and avoid drunken driving, overspeeding and mobile chatting while driving .

Senior Advocate Kapileswariah said the road accidents caused untold misery within a fraction of second and no amount of regrets would restore the lost of life or limbs.

Traffic Inspector Vinod, Inspector Adilakshimi, Orthopaedic surgeon Krishna Prasad, Insurance and APSRTC officials and others spoke. Prizes were given away to students who excelled in the test of traffic sense.

‘Take sufficient rest’

Regional Manager of the APSRTC here, S. Krishnakanth, has advised the family members of the bus drivers not to cause worries to drivers before they embark on duty as it would impact their mind during the driving. Taking part in the “Atmeeya Sadassu” conducted as part of the 24th Road Safety Week , he asked thedrivers to take sufficient rest before the next duty.Deputy CTM Y. Gangadhar, Accounts Officer Tirupatamma and Personnel Officer Padmavathi were also present.