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The All East Kameng Bolero Pick-up Welfare Association (AEKBPWA) on Wednesday organized a day-long traffic-cum-road safety awareness programme at Seppa in Arunachal Pradesh.

The objective was to make people, especially its members aware about traffic rules and safety and their responsibilities while on road.

Organized under the aegis of All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) at the general ground, the event witnessed mass participation of people from all walks of life.

Addressing the event as chief guest, AAPPTF president Dobing Sonam said, “The purpose of the awareness campaign is to sensitize road users towards key road etiquettes like the importance of one’s own safety and those of passengers, traffic rules and most importantly to inculcate a sense of responsibility among the drivers.”

“The attitude and behaviour of drivers plays a major role in road safety. It is the duty of the driver to follow traffic rules and safety measures at all times besides making others aware of the same,” Sonam said

The Federation president also pointed out that most accidents occur due to reckless and drunken driving and appealed the road users to avoid the same.

He also highlighted some of the provisions of the new Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act of 2019.

Speaking as guest of honor, district transport officer Pooja Sonam Natung underlined the roles that transport bodies like AEKBPWA and AAPPTF can play in creating road safety awareness.

Lauding the AAPPTF for playing an instrumental role in doing the same, Natung further educated the gathering on procedures through which one can apply and renew their licences and get their vehicles registered.

She advised the drivers and vehicle owners to keep their documents updated at all times.

Earlier, AEKBPWA president Amitab Bagang and general secretary Lomi Sangno submitted a memorandum highlighting some necessities of the association to the AAPPTF president to which the latter assured to place them before the authorities concerned.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com