Traffic police tie rakhis to traffic defaulters

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A girl ties rakhi to her brother as a ‘bond of protection’ and similarly, we tied rakhi to many traffic defaulters, so that they follow traffic rules, which will help in saving lives of many people

Pune: Officials of the city traffic police division found a novel way to celebrate Rakshabandhan this year, by tying rakhis to both male and female drivers, who were identified as traffic defaulters. Also, over 1.4 lakh post cards related to traffic awareness were distributed by 29 traffic divisions of the city police in their jurisdiction.

Speaking about the success of the event, Deputy Commissioner of Police Ashok Morale told Sakal Times that the initiative was planned by city Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla. “A girl ties rakhi to her brother as a ‘bond of protection’ and similarly, we tied rakhi to many traffic defaulters, so that they follow traffic rules, which will help in saving lives of many people,” he added.

The deputy commissioner said that the event received a huge response and people also tied rakhi to police officials.

Police Inspector Kishore Masawade said that over 5,000 rakhis were tied to traffic defaulters on Monday morning in Sangvi.

The traffic police stressed on traffic rules like people should not use mobile phones while driving, wearing seat belt/helmet, giving way to an ambulance and avoiding drunk driving.

 

 

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