Road safety week begins

Kathmandu, May 8: The Road Safety Week aimed at minimising the rate of traffic accidents has begun nationwide from today. The event is jointly organised by Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the Traffic Police. 

The weeklong road safety drive includes main roadways in districts inside and outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Roads in Kalimati, Kalanki, Thapathali, Maitighar, Baneshwor, Durbarmarg, Gongabu, Satdobato, Pulchowk, Gwarko, Lagankhel, Surya Binayak, Sallaghari,and Thimi areas in the capital and major towns in different districts such as Banke, Rupandehi, Kaski, Chitwan, Morang, Dhanusha, Jhapa, Saptari, Makwanpur and Parsa have witnessed the launching of the

campaign aims to reduce the possible happenings of road accidents with increasing public awareness on the traffic and road safety rules.

Traffic Police and NRCS volunteers will be in the streets handing out pamphlets giving message of road safety and traffic rules to drivers and pedestrians.

Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Co Spokesperson Rajendra Prasad Bhatta expressed his hope that the campaign would be successful in increasing public awareness on road safety and eventually to bring down the rates of road accidents. Radio programmes, poetry and essay recitation programmes and street drama are also part of the campaign.

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