On June 24 morning for one hour during the peak period, a team of traffic police personnel and traffic wardens in civil uniform will be watching the motorists at five chosen traffic signals at Singanallur, Lakshmi Mills Junction, Ukkadam, Mettupalayam Road near Avinashilingam University and Gandhipuram to identify motorists who complied with the road rule.
These law abiding motorists would be served with a card intimating and congratulating them for grabbing a gift. The law-abiding motorist would be chosen on the basis of a number of criterions and the primary criterion would be not crossing the yellow line, stopping at the stop line, wearing a helmet in the event of a two-wheeler, wearing a seat belt in the event of a car and not using mobile phones while on wheels.
Bharatgas is organising the event in a bid to display its concern for the community and share its mite for the betterment of road safety. It is associating itself with ‘The Hindu’ for spreading the message to create awareness among the motorists.
In all the five signals, 20 motorists each will be identified. The objective is to tell the motorists that the police would penalise an offender but those abiding by the rules will be given a gift in a bid to honour the culture of compliance.
On June 25, the prize winners will be mobilised at the Bharati Matriculation School on Thadagam Road at 10 a.m., wherein the law-abiding motorists will be honoured with gifts. The function will be presided over by City Police Commissioner K.C. Mahali, Regional LPG Manager, South, BPCL, K.P. Chandy, Territory Manager of LPG, Coimbatore, S. Thangavel, Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Coimbatore, D. Rajkumar, and Chief Traffic Warden A. Mahesh.
The function will also be a platform for inducting the road safety patrols in nearby schools for the academic year.