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Dec 19, 2009

Awareness campaign for TNSTC drivers

The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation(TNSTC), Coimbatore, conducted a road safety awareness campaign for its 300 drivers recently.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic), N. Kamini said that such an interface was essential for fostering a cordial relationship between the TNSTC and the police department. She exhorted the need for sensitising the drivers to ply the buses without any distraction.She assured the drivers that measures were being initiated to remove encroachments on the roads to ensure a congestion-free driving experience.She also pointed out that the response for the enfocement of the compulsory helmet rule was overwhelming. This would help in reducing the number of fatal accidents especially the ones involving TNSTC buses.

Ms. Kamini urged the bus crew not to encourage foot-board travel and use of cellular phones while riding and driving.The TNSTC crew should adhere to the new six lane system of traffic being implemented on Avanashi Road to ease the flow of traffic.The police personnel had also been instructed to record observations such as whether an accident was caused by drunken driving, whether the driver was using cell phone at the time of accident and also whether the motorist was wearing a helmet or not.

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This would help in formulating a database on the nature and cause of accidents and evolve policies and enforce rules accordingly.Managing Director of TNSTC, G. Balraj, General Manager K. Choundramouli and Senior Divisional Manager (HR), A. Rajendran spoke.

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