SRSC adopts resolutions on road safety measures

ITANAGAR, Nov 22: On a day when the Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted a picture of himself with one of his ministerial colleagues riding a motorcycle without wearing a helmet, violating traffic rules, the State Road Safety Council (SRSC) adopted major resolutions on road safety measures.
Several road safety measures were adopted in the meeting, some of which include creation of a road safety fund; procurement of equipment for road safety measures; enforcement of speed limits in towns, cities and accident-prone areas; introduction of ‘speed calming’ measures and signage; effective enforcement on the issuing of driving licence to underage students; and checking the use of obsolete registration number codes.
Other measures include regulating drivers’ training schools and framing the Arunachal Motor Vehicles Rules; conducting refresher courses for drivers from time to time; annual medical check-up of drivers; strict checking of sale of liquor to underage drivers; checking driving under the influence of alcohol; creation of trauma centres along the state and national highways; creation of a traffic division and enforcement of manpower; conducting awareness campaigns on road safety at schools and colleges; strengthening the state road safety lead agency; and empowering the state road safety cell with manpower.
Taking serious note of the rising accident cases due to ignorance of road safety measures, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein who chaired the meeting at the civil secretariat here on Thursday called for strict implementation of road safety measures in the state.
RWD Minister Bamang Felix, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, PWD Commissioner Bilatee Pertin, DIGP (HQ) Kime Kaming and other members of the SRSC participated in the meeting.
Transport Secretary Dani Salu informed that the SRSC meeting was convened in compliance with the instruction of the Supreme Court of India. (PRO, DCM)