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Wear helmets while driving two-wheelers, says RTO

INFORMATIVE:K. Thangavelu, Right, Regional Transport Officer, addressing students in Tuticorin on Tuesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
INFORMATIVE:K. Thangavelu, Right, Regional Transport Officer, addressing students in Tuticorin on Tuesday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

: Transport authorities have created an awareness of road safety among students at a programme organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry here on Tuesday.

Addressing a meeting at Subbiah Vidyalayam Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Regional Transport Officer, K. Thangavelu, said the students had to learn traffic signals initially and obey them accordingly to avert any accident on road. Due to reckless driving of vehicles, accidents were on the rise, he said. Accidents were not only caused by drivers but also by pedestrians, who need to be careful while walking along roads and crossing.

The official stressed the need for wearing helmets while driving two-wheelers.

Passengers, especially students, should be restricted from travelling at footboard in buses. Every school should appoint a caretaker in bus owned by educational institutions in the best interest of the students. Meanwhile, the official said students of eighth standard and above would soon have a curriculum on road safety in syllabi.

P. Manickam, Motor Vehicle Inspector, also spoke. C. Thanalakshmi, Headmistress and representative of CII attended.

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