Chandigarh, October 16, 2012: In continuation to the Punjab Government’s efforts to reduce road accidents in the state, Transport Minister Punjab and Chairman of Punjab State Road Safety Council, Ajit Singh Kohar directed the officers of the department to get reflectors fixed on all those vehicles which had no light in front and rear side.
Expressing concern over the rise of fatal road accidents, Kohar said here today that it was unfortunate that almost 3500 persons lose their lives every year due to road accidents and the government was taking adequate steps to streamline the road safety measures. Priority of the government was to educate the people and generate a mass movement regarding road safety rules in the state so that road accidents could be reduced, said Kohar.
Stressing an urgent need for reducing the road accidents, Kohar directed to all district Transport officers and other authorities concerned to ensure use of reflectors on all the vehicles much before the ensuing foggy winters. He said that vehicle lacking the reflectors like tractor-trolley, bullock-cart, rickshaw; bicycles were mainly responsible for accidents.
He also appealed to general public to obey the traffic rules and use reflectors to minimise such accidents.