To highlight the dangers of rash and negligent driving, Dhirajlal Gandhi College of Technology near here organised an awareness programme on “Road Safety and Traffic Rules” for the benefit of its students on its premises remises here on Wednesday.

Nearly 500 students took part in the programme. College Principal V. Murali Bhaskar explained the objective of it and Secretary Archana Manojkumar presided over the function. Traffic Police personnel from Omalur Highway Traffic Division were felicitated.

K. Annadurai, Inspector, Omalur Highway Police, while addressing the students, drew attention to the gruesome accident near Minnampalli in which two engineering students were killed while travelling on footboard. He asked the students not to travel on footboard which was illegal and abide traffic rules o save lives.

He further added that the awareness programme was the need of the hour asking the students to refrain from indulging in negligent and irresponsible driving.

He said that only self discipline alone could enforce safety on roads.