Karimnagar: Collector Sarfaraz Ahmed called upon people to take active role in prevention of road accidents and said that it should be taken as a responsibility.
The Collector inaugurated the 28th National Road Safety Week at Police Parade Ground here on Tuesday. Both Police and Transport epartments will organise the week-long awareness programme.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that a majority of the road accidents had taken place due to negligence by human beings and the percentage of road accident had crossed 40 when compared to other incidents.
These mishaps were resulting in both human and property loss, he said adding that it also affected family members who depended on the accident victims for their livelihood. Hence, the vehicle drivers and general public should follow traffic rules, he advised.
Commissioner of Police Kamalasan Reddy said that the human loss due to road accidents was increasing with every passing year. A total of 226 persons died and 540 were injured in road accidents that took place in Commissionerate limits during the last one year. He advised the people to avoid drunken driving, rash and negligent driving to put an end to accidents.
Karimnagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Ravinder Singh opined that people should avoid everything which led to road accidents. Wall posters and pamphlets highlighting the measures to be taken to avoid accidents were released.