Road Safety Week Celebrations Concludes with impressive function at Shopian.

Winners, Participants of Painting Competition felicitated.

Overspeeding, negligent driving, major cause of road accidents, mass awareness among road users need of the hour: DC Shopian.

Shopian, January, 17:

Motor Vehicles Department

(MVD) today organized valedictory function of Road Safety Week at Meeting Hall of Mini-Secretariat at Shopian, here.

Deputy Commissioner, Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

DC speaking on the occasion said that the need of the hour is to educate the people about the importance of following the traffic rules for the safety of all road users.

He said that good driving behaviours and removing infrastructural gaps is essential for ensuring safe travels.


He also urged partnership between transporters, traffic management authorities and the general public for better traffic management.He laid stress on adherence to the golden rules of driving.


ARTO, Muazzam Ali  enumerated causes of road accidents, adding  1.55 lac people die due to road accidents throughout the country which is about 426 deaths daily.

In J&K on an average,3 deaths occur per day , stated ARTO, primarily because of over-speeding, negligent driving  and lack of proper road infrastructure.


On the concluding day of Road Safety Week, Motor Vehicles Department  in collaboration with the Health department also organised free medical/  eye Check up of drivers.

Later, in presence of Deputy Commisioner,  mementos, cash prizes and commendation certificates were distributed among  winners/ participants, who excelled in different activities organized during the Road Safety Week.


For painting competition, Rabia Muzafar, Firdous-un-Nabi and Anees-Ul Islam were awarded first, second and third prizes respectively.

Among others, Joint Director Planning Khursheed Ahmed Khatana, district officers,

students  of various schools, drivers were present.





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