Seminar sensitises students to road safety

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Staff Reporter

The young generation, especially the students are our future and all-out measures will be utilised for their safety and effective growth, said Commandant Motorway Police Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam.

He was addressing a Road Safety Seminar held at a private Chand Bagh School in Sheikhupura.

The seminar was attended by a large number of students, representatives of private oil company, bike manufacturing company, media representatives and officers of motorway police.

Commandant NHMP Training College DIG Mehboob Aslam, Principal Chand Bagh School Ch Muhammad Afzal, representatives of private oil and Bike manufacturing company and students of the school were among the speakers of the Road Safety Seminar.

The speakers informed that road accidents are a global challenge as millions of people lose their lives in road crashes.

They said that currently it is eighth leading cause of death by any form of disease but if the current ratio of accidents continues, it will become fifth leading cause of death by 2030.

The participants were informed that road accidents are leading cause of death among people from five to 29 years.

The participants were shown different videos relating to road safety awareness and were also briefed about traffic rules. The students were especially briefed about the importance of safety helmet and seat belt.

They were told that motorcyclists are victims of 28 percent of total fatalities occurring due to road accidents.

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