Kiphire district observes National Road Safety
Dimapur, Feb. 12 (EMN): The district Executive Force (DEF) of Kiphire observed on February 8 the 30th National Road Safety week, with a programme at the public ground of Kiphire. Hundreds of students from different schools, and members of taxi drivers’ unions and nongovernmental organisations attended the programme, updates stated on Tuesday.
Addressing the programme, the subdivision police officer of Kiphire, Khuzah Jurry spoke about traffic rules and regulations. He said the citizens have the responsibility to follow them for own safety from road accidents.
Khuzah said that the common cause of road accidents are due to ‘drunken driving, wrong overtaking, over speeding etc.,’ as a result of which more than 1.3 million people die every year in road accidents. Between 20 to 50 million people are left injured and disabled. India accounts for over 10 percent of road accidents. He added that the cost of road accidents in India is around 2.4 percent GDP.
Stressing on the importance of helping victims of road accidents, the official said that the Supreme Court of India had ‘given a law to protect good Samaritans.’ The purpose of this law is to provide legal protection to bystanders who come to rescue victims of road accidents.