Mangaluru, Mar 03, 2015: Addressing an awareness programme on Motor Vehicles Act 1988, organised by District Legal Services Authority, Mangalore Bar Association at RTO Office on March 2, First Additional District and Sessions Judge B K Nayika said the shock faced by family of victims who die and are injured seriously is really beyond all imagination.
One must respect and value others and take all precautionary measures before driving. Senior Civil Judge Ganesh B requested parents of minor children not to give vehicles to their children. One should not feel that we know everything, especially in case of driving, he said and called upon people to avail the benefit of mobile legal literacy van and mobile Janatha Nyayalaya.
He added Mangaloreans are highly literate, number of motor vehicle accidents are more in the City. There is need of awareness about Motor Vehicles Act 1988 among people to take safety measures while driving and respect others’ life and use protection gear.
ACP Uday Nayak said vehicle users must know the basic laws related to driving. The police have already tightened rules on city autos. Transport Department have been asked to cancel driving licence of accused in road accidents. In case of drunken driving and rash driving cases, DL will be cancelled. Nayak said in many two-wheeler mishaps in this year, riders died as they didn’t wear helmet. So, youth should wear helmet not for police, but to protect their life.
Circle Inspector Guru Kamath said he was happy police department was getting good support from judiciary to create awareness among public about rules. These programmes have become stronger. People should know they cannot take traffic rules casually and damage others life or property.
Region Transport Officer Afzal Ahmed Khan said lack of patience is the main reason for road accidents in India. Patience and good road rules should be a part of the culture and people should not expect have to be remind again and again.Travelling should be a very important part of our day-to-day life and it should be planned very well to decrease accidents.