RTO to put radium stickers on 4-wheelers

January 3rd, 2007

Pune: The Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune, will paste radium strips on four-wheelers in the city, especially trucks, in the next three months to avoid accidents.

After inaugurating the 18th national road safety week on the premises of the Regional Transport Office, district collector Prabhakar Deshmukh said on Tuesday that he had urged the RTO officials take up some initiative to avoid accidents. Many fatal accidents were taking place due to the absence of rear lamps on vehicles. “A small radium strip can avoid such accidents.”

Jeevan Bansod, deputy regional transport officer, Pune, said the RTO initiated a drive since Monday night and pasted red radium strips on 1,000 vehicles. “We will cover all vehicles and their trolleys, registered with the RTO, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Baramati, as well as the vehicles passing through the city in next three months.”

In India, about 90,000 people lose their lives and five lakh get injured a year, Bansod said. “These accidents are causing damages to the tune of two per cent of India’s gross domestic product yearly. Seventyfive per cent of the total accidents in India are caused by human errors.”

N.B. Bilawar, regional transport officer, Pune, Mahesh Ghurye, deputy commissioner of police (traffic ), Vishwas Nangre-Patil, superintendent of police, Pune rural, were present on the occasion.

Source: TOI(Pune-epaper)


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