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RTO to start intensive checking campaign from today

Tuesday, 22 June 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The Dehradun Regional Transport Officer (Enforcement) has directed the officials to analyse the main reasons for the occurrence of accidents in accident prone areas of Dehradun district. As per the recent data provided by the regional transport office (RTO) of Dehradun, a total of 55 people have died so far this year in road accidents out of which 39 people died due to the accidents involving two-wheeler vehicles. In view of such accidents, the RTO has decided to start an intensive checking campaign across the district from June 22 under the supervision of the regional transport officer (Enforcement), Sandeep Saini.

According to Saini, the main reasons for the occurrence of most of these accidents were found to be reckless driving, riding without helmets and trying to overtake other vehicles from the wrong side besides the violation of other traffic rules. He said that, however, the number of road accidents in certain locations is more than the others like Nehru Colony, Raipur-Maldevta road, Patelnagar and Rajpur in Dehradun city and Raiwala, and Doiwala in Rishikesh. Considering this, the RTO would start the intensive checking campaign in the said locations besides the  Herbertpur-Vikasnagar-Dakpatthar area. According to him, the respective transport officers of these areas have been directed to conduct the checking campaign from 9 AM to 12 PM and 6 PM to 9 PM from Tuesday. Saini stated that the officials would take serious action against those violating any traffic rules. “We would even seize the vehicles and suspend or cancel the license of the drivers and riders as per the rules if anyone would violate the traffic rules,” stated Saini.

Meanwhile, he has also directed the transport officers to analyse the factors in their respective areas like road designs, condition of roads and over speeding by riders etc which could be the possible reasons for the deaths which occurred due to road accidents. The officials have been directed to provide details along with their suggestions so that RTO can take suitable measures to prevent such accidents in the district, stated Saini.

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