Rajkot, September 10: The Rajkot Traffic Police in Gujarat has come up with an interesting way to create awareness regarding traffic rules. According to a tweet by ANI, two police officers, donned as Lord Ganpati were deployed in the city to raise awareness about traffic rules. The policemen then offered sweets to the people riding their two-wheelers wearing helmets. Reports inform that the traffic police have taken the initiative in collaboration with a Trust named, "Bolbala". UP Shocker: Aligarh Man Gets E-Challan For Not Wearing Helmet While 'Driving Car'.
Ajay Chaudhary, ACP Rajkot was quoted in the report saying that efforts are being taken to make people aware that wearing a helmet is compulsory. "We are making sure that people wear a helmet which is compulsory. Lord Ganesha is offering laddu to those who wear a helmet. This will create awareness and inspire people to follow traffic rules," Chaudhary said.
Here;s the tweet:
Gujarat: Rajkot Traffic police deployed two police officers dressed up as Lord Ganpati to create awareness on traffic rules, and offered ''laddus'' to the people who were riding their two-wheelers wearing helmets. (09-09) pic.twitter.com/hL4Wd8jPv3
— ANI (@ANI) September 9, 2019
Chairman of the Bolbala Trust, Jayesh Upadhyay, head is the most important part of the body and its safety is the priority and for that this programme has been organized. He added that those who follow rules are felicitated.
Several cases of violating traffic rules under the latest amended Motor Vehicles Act has surfaced from across the nation. In the last week, a truck driver in Odisha was fined a whooping amount of Rs 86,500 for violating rules in Sambalpur district.
The amended Motor Vehicle Act has enhanced the penalties for drivers for any driving errors and violation of traffic norms. In August, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had notified the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act 2019 and it was implemented in many states of India from September 1.