Bareilly: Regional transport authorities conducted online classes on road safety for drivers of public transport vehicles, during the Road Safety Awareness week being observed across the state.
Officials at Regional Transport Office (RTO) said that around 40 drivers deputed in public transport vehicles, including UPSRTC buses, autorickshaws, those engaged with motor training schools and even truck drivers, were made aware of traffic rules and measures to prevent road accidents. Officials said that the four-hour online classes were conducted in all UP districts for public transport drivers on Saturday.
Senior assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) RP Singh told TOI, “On Saturday, an awareness programme was conducted at the RTO premises and drivers of public transport vehicles were invited to attend the online class as part of the ongoing road safety week. It was attended by 10 drivers of UPSRTC, 12 drivers of autos/tempos, 10 truck drivers and 10 drivers associated with motor driving training school. The drivers were given video lessons on overspeeding, drunken driving, jumping signals, carrying driving licence, among others.”
Officials said that pamphlets carrying similar messages with pictures were also distributed among the drivers. The road safety awareness week with various awareness programmes was launched on June 22 and will conclude on June 28.Source: Economic Times