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Drivers and conductors urged to abide by motor vehicle rules and regulations

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

MANGALDAI, January 11: Synchronizing with the celebration of the 27th tiol Road Safety Week, the Darrang District Transport Department conducted a refresher training programme for the drivers and conductors of the commercial passenger vehicles at Bhebarghat public bus terminus here on Monday.

Taking part in the programme as the chief guest, District Transport Officer, Darrang, Pabitra Baisya urged the drivers and conductors to abide by the motor vehicle rules and regulations for the safety of the passengers and passersby and not to take law in their own hands by violating the rules and regulations to invite legal action.

Speaking on the occasion as a resource person, Motor Vehicle Inspector Padma Lochan Hazarika explained the factors responsible for a road accident which include mental state of the driver, reckless driving, and mechanical status of the vehicle and road condition, among others. He pointed out that only a small percentage of accidents have been caused by mechanical disorder, road condition but more than 80 per cent accidents were caused by carelessness of the drivers. He also highlighted the role of the conductors towards the passengers for a safe journey, especially for the women, children and the senior citizens. Jourlist Mayukh Goswami while speaking on the occasion urged upon the drivers to always avoid liquor and other intoxicating substances and also mobile phone.

Earlier, Enforcement Inspector Bapon Kalita explained the significance of the road safety week across the country and pointed out how each year around 2,500 people fall victim to road accidents. The training was attended by about 100 private commercial drivers and conductors.

Prior to this training programme, a light motor vehicle awareness rally was taken out across Mangaldai. The District Transport Department will also organize a free health check-up camp for the drivers and conductors on Tuesday at Kharupetia as a part of this week-long celebration.

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