‘Give way to get way’

December 11, 2014 12:41 am | Updated July 20, 2016 10:02 am IST - VISAKHAPATNAM:

Chief Divisional Retail Manager of IOC K. John Prasad addressing a workshop on road safety organised by The HIndu, in association with IOC at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Chief Divisional Retail Manager of IOC K. John Prasad addressing a workshop on road safety organised by The HIndu, in association with IOC at GITAM University, Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Many accidents happen mainly due to hasty actions while on the road, Deputy Transport Commissioner G. Krishnaiah told students at a workshop on road safety organised jointly by The Hindu and the Indian Oil Corporation with support from the Regional Transport Authority at GITAM University here on Wednesday.

Urging the students to take maximum benefit from the programme, Mr. Krishnaiah cited examples of death of kin of prominent persons in accidents and the reasons for the accidents.

The workshop was being organised as part of promoting one of core values of Indian Oil Corporation — care, said the corporation’s Chief Divisional Retail Manager K. John Prasad. He stressed the importance of wearing helmet while driving a two-wheeler.

Principal of GIT K. Lakshmi Prasad asked students to think twice before violating traffic rules.

Consultant and Head of Emergency Department of Care Hospitals Ch. Praveen Kumar provided tips on basic life support. A patient after being saved from an accident should be shifted with proper support to the whole body and limbs, Dr. Praveen Kumar said. Motor Vehicle Inspector M. Butchiraju said every year the Central Government was conducting road safety awareness programmes. "Give way to get way" should be the motto, he said. Mr. Butchiraju explained 10 golden rules that should be adapted by people.

From January 1, 2015, the campaign would be on "safety is not just a slogan, it's a way of life", he said.

Director (student affairs) of GITAM University K. Veerabrahmam, Regional General Manager of The Hindu T.V. Suresh and Senior Motor Vehicle Inspector R.Ch. Srinivas spoke.

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