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Nearly 200 people tested for eye defects

An awareness rally on road safety being taken out at Tirupattur on Thursday.
An awareness rally on road safety being taken out at Tirupattur on Thursday.

The message was road safety and the target audience was various groups of road users ranging from pedestrians to bus drivers. The occasion – a rally on road safety out as part of the week-long Road Safety campaign.

Organised by the Motor Vehicle Inspector unit office at Vaniyambadi on Thursday, the rally, from Pudupettai Road to Sacred Heart College, saw nearly 300 people including college students and auto drivers taking part.

Pamphlets distributed

The participants carried placards with messages on road safety and distributed pamphlets to members of the public. To reach out to people , tips on road safety were announced through the public addressing system during the rally.

“We gave various road safety tips during the rally. We asked bus drivers to move the vehicles only after commuters safely board the buses and alight from the vehicle. Two-wheeler users should wear helmets during riding and also avoid over speed,” Motor Vehicle Inspector Grade-I at the unit office S. Venkatraghavan said. Messages targeted at pedestrians were also disseminated through the rally. “Pedestrians should be careful while crossing at junctions on the roads. Similarly, parents who take their children by walk should be vigilant while crossing the roads,” he added.

At the eye camp organised on Wednesday as part of the campaign, 200 persons including members of the public and vehicle users were tested for eye defects. If they were in need of using spectacles, they have been advised to do so especially for safe driving, he mentioned.

The campaign will come to a close on Friday. Prize distribution function for drivers, an awareness meeting at Vaniyambadi and a rally will be held on the occasion, Mr. Venkatraghavan noted.  

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