Mangaluru: 26th National Road Safety Week Observed in City

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Mangaluru: Government of Karnataka, District Administration, Transport Department, City Traffic Police in collaboration with Center for Health and Development(CHD) and RevLimiterz and IDEA, New Delhi observed the 26th National Road safety week in City.

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Chief guest for the day was N Vishnuvardhan, DCP, Crime and Traffic, Mangaluru and Guest of honour for the Day was RJ Errol, 92.7 BIG FM.


Introducing the importance of the day, Dr Edmond Fernandes, CEO, Center for Health and Development, welcomed the gathering of bikers and spoke about the importance of road safety and sensitized the bikers about road accidents. He appealed to the gathering to make Mangaluru City an accident free city which CHD is working for.

ARTO, G S Hegde highlighted the theme for 2015, “Road safety is not just a slogan, it is a way of life. He said that all two wheeler riders should commit to safe driving and control their speed. Speeding on roads is the leading cause of death often amongst youngsters.

N Vishnuwardhan, flagged of the rally for 2015 at Nehru Maidan and the rally followed a lane discipline moving from Balmatta-Jyoti-St Agnes-Kadri-Bunts hostel and culminated at Lalbagh. During the rally great care was taken to maintain a speed limit to less than 20 kms/ hour, to promote and encourage slow driving and discourage speeding. Helmets were compulsorily worn.

Prior to flagging off, RJ Errol, administered a road safety pledge and wished the gathering a safe driving movement.

At the end of the rally, Guru Kamath, Mangaluru City Traffic Police Inspector, briefed about road accidents happening in Mangaluru and also took questions from the young audience related to road safety laws.

Vote of thanks was delivered by ARTO, G S Hegde,

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