The regional transport office (RTO) Vashi and Panvel have line up a number of awareness programmes over the next 10 days.
Both, apart from creating awareness about the road safety among motorists, will also conduct health check-up camps for drivers. The Road Safety Week will observed between January 3 and 17.
The deputy RTO Vashi has placed five moving display vans across the city to spread the message of safe driving. “We have placed two moving display vans; one on Palm Beach Road and other at Vashi toll naka; the remaining will be moving around the city,” said Sanjay Dhaygude, deputy regional transport officer, Vashi.
On Saturday, the Vashi RTO conducted PUC check of vehicles for free. “We also conducted health check-up of drivers on day one. Such camps will continue throughout the next week,” added Dhaygude.
The Panvel RTO is carrying out similar programme to spread awareness among drivers regarding safe driving. “We have placed banners across the jurisdiction and will conduct health check-up camp for drivers as well,” said NC Naik, dy RTO Panvel.
In the later stage of the road safety week, the RTO will also conduct a drive wherein motorists breaking rules will be penalised. “The road safety will not be limited to just creating awareness among motorists, but we will also punish drivers for not adhering to traffic guidelines,” said Dhaygyde.
“Every year, thousands of people die in road accident across the country. Road Safety Week aims at making people understand the importance of driving by adhering rules laid down by traffic police. Motorists are supposed to obey to these rules,” said a RTO official.