STATE TIMES NEWS POONCH: Army organised an awareness lecture on Road Safety at Youth Centre Surankote in Poonch district. There has been a substantial increase in the vehicular traffic in the recent years, however due to the lack of knowledge about traffic rules amongst local population, especially the students, the same has resulted in an increase in the number of road accidents causing large number of avoidable fatalities and serious injuries. The lecture was conducted by the representative from SDPO, Poonch. The students, youth and villagers of Surankote and adjoining villages attended the lecture with great zeal and enthusiasm. During the lecture, the audience were informed that road traffic accidents are one of the world’s biggest hazards which can be prevented only by exercising caution and by strictly following the traffic rules and safety measures. The students were educated to use helmets, seatbelts, avoid using mobile phones while driving and avoid driving if drunk. The students were also motivated to check others indulge in breaking traffic norms for their own safety and safety of others. The lecture was conducted as an interactive session wherein the quantum queries raised by the audience were adequately addressed. The students, youth and villagers applauded the efforts of the Army in spreading awareness on issues which can result in saving lives and limbs.
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