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Spot learner’s license drive in rural areas, biker's club to educate people about road safety

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 7:18am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA

Pune: Now, people living in rural areas will not have to make rounds of the Pune Regional Transport Office to get the learners license, as the RTO officials will themselves walk up to them to provide the same. 

In a unique initiative, the RTO will be conducting a special campaign for making learner’s driving license for people living in the rural areas of the district. During the campaign, learner’s license test will be taken and the license will be issued on the spot. The campaign is likely to commence by the end of this month.
The applicants, who possess the original documents of the vehicle and those who are using helmet will be offered free registration under the ‘street sense programme’ and all those who register themselves under the street sense programme will be given anti-snake venom and anti-rabies vaccines. 
Deputy regional transport officer, Anil Valiv said, “Our main objective is to reach out to the maximum number of people and all the necessary equipment, required to make the learner’s driving, will be taken to the village. The first phase of the campaign will begin from Panshet village.” 
Valiv added, “We will also offer disaster management training programme to the residents to prepare them for any adverse situation like flood, earthquake or sudden fire outbreak.”

The Pune RTO will also be roping in the members of the bikers group, who will educate the residents about the first-aid medical treatment and will also provide first-aid kit to them.
Member of the Pune Bikers Group, Sangram Devkar said, “We will be educating the residents of the village about safe riding and distribute first-aid medical kit along with a box that can be fixed behind the two-wheeler and they can function as motorbike ambulance.”


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