CHANDIGARH, 15.06.24-Today i.e. on 15.06.2024, Chandigarh Traffic Police Road Safety Education cell in Collaboration with Ms. Surpreet Dhiman, founder of Chandigarh Adventures Treks and Sports (CATS) and Dr. Manish Rai, Director - Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre Chandigarh at Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre Sector 37A Chandigarh conducted a Road Safety Awareness session during the event of blood donation camp held at Rotary & Blood Bank Society Resource Centre Sec 37 A Chandigarh. 151volunteers from various walks of the society i.e. members of CATS, Police personnel, Aspiring judicial officers , corporate employees from Zapbuild, Zestiminds and Codelnsight donated blood and participated in the road safety Awareness session .

During this session, they were sensitized about the important Provisions, Rules & Regulations contained in Motor Vehicle Driving Regulation (MVDR) 2017, Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019 and Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 1989 as well as how by enacting as a Good Smartian how one can by helping Road crash victim at the spot and by ferrying the victim to hospital for treatment can help in saving the precious human life during the critical Golden Hour .

Besides of this they were also made aware about impact and importance of various important road safety issues which are for their own safety as well as for the safety of the other road users:-

Importance and significance of Traffic Road Signages, Road markings and Traffic Lights signals.

Importance and Impact of wearing of safety Headgear “HELMET”of good quality of ISI Mark and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) quality by two wheeler driver and pillion rider above the age of 04 years and it protect the Head from Head injuries in road crashes and save precious human life.

Importance and Impact of wearing seat belt by LMV user i.e driver, front co-passenger and rear seat passengers which protects the persons wearing Seat Belt from severe bodily injuries.

Importance and usage of Cycle Track while bicycling which are for their own safety. Not to ply/park motor vehicle on cycle track for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians who are walking on cycle track.

No unnecessary Honking. Not to Honk especially in “No Honking Zone” an area of 100 meters around Hospitals, Courts and Educational Institutes.

Impact of over speeding. “Speed Thrills but Kills”.

Importance and Impact of side rear view Mirror before Lane Changing, turning Right and Left to avoid Collision and for one’s own safety and safety of other road users.

Impact of usage of Mobile phone by Motor Vehicle driver, Cyclists and Pedestrian which causes distraction and resulting into road crashes or any other untoward incident.

No Jay waling on roads and to cross roads from Pedestrian Zebra crossing Markings with due care and caution and not to cross the road from the passege in between the parked vehicle.

Importance and impact of lane Driving causes “Lane Driving is Sane Diving avoid traffic congestion and stream line of traffic flow.

Give way to Emergency Vehicle i.e. Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Police (PCR) Vehicles.

A pledge was also administered to follow and obey traffic rules and Regulations and to enact as a Good Smartian by helping road crash victims at spot and by ferrying victim to hospital for treatment during Golden Hour.

Chandigarh Traffic Police appeals to all the citizens to follow and obey traffic rules & regulations for their own safety as well as for the safety of other road users inorder to make the roads more safer for the road users and to reduce road crash fatalities.