Traffic police personnel were deployed all over the city as the ‘Road Safety Awareness Sunday’ campaign was kicked off with the aim to make motorists and pedestrians aware of traffic rules.
A senior police officer said the weekend road safety awareness campaign was organised in more than 100 places in the city and was inaugurated by Police Commissioner A.K. Viswanathan, who distributed road safety pamphlets to motorists in T. Nagar.
The pamphlets contained road safety rules to be followed by motorists, including avoiding drunken driving, compulsory wearing of helmets, preference to pedestrians crossing the road, and ensuring juveniles are not allowed to ride two-wheelers. Traffic Police Commissioner Abhay Kumar Singh participated in the awareness programme on the Marina.
In Tambaram, more than 100 students from Sri Ramanujar Engineering College, Kolapakkam, participated in the campaign organised by the St. Thomas Mount Traffic Police.
Residents, motorists and students signed a pledge to follow traffic rules. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic-South Zone) P. Aravindan addressed the gathering.
He distributed pamphlets containing road safety messages to motorists on GST Road. Anwar Basha, Traffic Assistant Commissioner (Enforcement), St. Thomas Mount, and Inspector of Police (Traffic) Jayavel participated.