City traffic police conducts awareness programmes on helmet safety

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Chennai: After summer holidays, schools started to function from 3 June onward. With most students being dropped at school by parents on motorcycles, K K Nagar Traffic Police wanted to create awareness on safety aspects. They have begun issuing pamphlets.

Speaking to News Today, K K Nagar Traffic Police Inspector K Balakrishnan Pillai said, “On 3 June, we visited four schools and distributed pamphlets to parents and students. We will be covering all schools in the neighbourhood.”

The pamphlets state that nearly 80 per cent of accidents involving motorcyclists happen as the rider does not wear helmet. It states that both rider and pillion rider should wear helmets; motorcyclists should were government-certified helmets; use helmets that sit properly on the head; and while wearing helmets always fix the chinstrap.

The traffic police have also issued 10-point safety rules for people using vehicles. It includes: follow traffic signal and drive slowly; wear seat belt while driving; maintain vehicles properly; don’t use cellphones while driving; motorcyclists should were helmets while driving; don’t drive while drunk; and don’t operate vehicles in a haphazard manner.

NT Bureau