Drivers urged to follow traffic rules

DOIMUKH, Nov 3: All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) president Dobing Sonam urged the drivers of commercial and passenger vehicles to pledge to be well-versed with the traffic rules and follow them in letter and spirit.
Sonam, who was addressing a ‘traffic awareness programme’ organized by the All Nirjuli, Karsingsa, Tipper, Truck, JCB Association (ANKTTJWA) here on Saturday, said “professional drivers
are the backbone of every supply chain, and it is their duty to follow the traffic rules at all times, besides making others aware of the same.”
“Instead of following those who break traffic rules, intentionally in most cases, we should set an example for others to emulate by obeying the rules. This will not only help us earn respect but will also go a long way in curtailing traffic congestion,” Sonam said.
He urged the members of the ANKTTJWA to be the custodians of their members and help and guide them when in need.
“The true motive behind forming a transport association should be to support its members. As the government cannot come to the rescue of everyone during difficulties, be they physical or financial, it is the association that should take care of its members when they fall ill, or if some unavoidable situation occurs,” Sonam said, advising the association to “initiate membership drives and use the collected money for suitable purposes.”
The AAPPTF president also assured to take up with the authorities concerned the requirements of the ANKTTJWA, such as a parking space, toilet, etc.
Capital Complex District Transport Officer, Chakfa Wangsu, appealed to the drivers to keep their vehicles’ documents updated at all times. He informed the gathering about the procedures through which one can apply and renew their licences and get their vehicles registered.
Speaking on proper parking practices, Wangsu said reckless parking was one of the main reasons for traffic congestion in the twin capital, especially in the market areas.
AAPPTF vice-president Tagio Sonam, convener Dabo Loda, ANKTTJWA president Risso Tari and general secretary Tana Tado also spoke during the programme, which was chaired by the association’s legal advisor Petrus Nabum.