Police and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) have taken an initiative to promote road safety in the Rohtak range, comprising Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat and Panipat districts.
The police and the IRTE organised a workshop on 'Road safety in heavy vehicle operations and importance of highway-lane driving' here on Friday. The IRTE is an NGO working in sensitising the masses, private and public sector organisations, and government authorities on the increasing number of road collisions.
Rohtak range inspector general of police (IGP) Anil Kumar Rao said, "We are overwhelmed by the response to the workshop. The police appreciate the presence of transporters and road safety organisations. This is testimony to the importance that people accord to road safety."
The IRTE officials stressed on the importance of highway-lane driving and code of conduct on road. The participants were updated on recent guidelines of the Supreme Court regarding lane driving. The workshop focused on the causes of road crashes and violations, and problems faced by commuters.
The seminar concluded with the observing of a pledge on observing traffic rules and pass on the message to as people to help reduce the number of road accidents and make the city a safe place to live.
Sonepat superintendent of police (SP) Arun Kumar Nehra, deputy superintendents of police (DSP) of traffic of the Rohtak range, other police officials and civil administration officials were among those present at the seminar.