GUWAHATI, Sept 18 – The Guwahati City Traffic police has launched a drive to enforce seat belt rules both by the driver and the person occupying the front seat of the four-wheelers.
The department had earlier given 15 days time to the commuters to adhere to the safety norms while driving on the roads.
Amanjeet Kaur, Additional SP (Traffic) told this reporter that the announcement was made by IGP (CWR) and the SSP (City) on September 1 and as was decided, the drive has been launched across the city and fines are being slapped on the violators under the Motor Vehicles Act.
“This is being done to ensure safety while driving. In case of an accident, wearing seat belt saves the driver from head injury. Road accidents would be less fatal if people follow the safety norms and wearing seat belts is one of them,” she said.
“Most people who die in mishaps are found driving without wearing seat belts. Human error will always be there but if safety norms, like wearing seat belts or for that matter helmet (for two wheelers), human lives could be saved. Reluctance in wearing of helmets has accounted for a number of lives on the roads,” Kaur opined.
She said that the idea behind the drive is to inculcate the habit of safe driving among the public. “The drive will continue for the next few days across the city,” she added.