ITANAGAR, May 20: The members of Royal Arunachal Riders (RAR), in collaboration with Capital Complex district administration on Saturday took out an ‘Awareness Ride on Road Safety and Security’ from Akashdeep Market Complex to Indira Gandhi Park here.
Equipped with pamphlets on road safety signs and instructions along with stickers to serve as a reminder for the riders and drivers of the road safety and security rules, the RAR members after having culminated at the tri-junction near IG Park Gate, disseminated the information to the commuters plying along the road.
A collaborative effort as it was with the Capital Complex administration, the RAR team was assisted by a team of Itanagar Traffic Police and a team of Woman Constables from Itanagar Women Police Station along with active participation from EAC K Ningo, SDPO Itanagar, Techi Henyir and Lily R Jomoh.
Meanwhile, as part of the programme, motorists plying from both ends were stopped and informed of the road safety rules all the while, pasting stickers, and disbursing pamphlets. Emphasis were laid on those tripling and also without safety gears like helmets in case of the two wheeler riders while strict adherence to use of seat belts and not talking on phone while driving were stressed upon the four wheel drivers.
Also, on the instruction of SDPO Techi Henyir, at least three vehicles with tinted glass were stopped and the same were removed right there on the spot.
Notably, no fines were imposed on any of the defaulters as of today since the event was solely for creating awareness. This however, would change soon as the Capital Complex administration is gearing up for a strict and regular checking of adherence to traffic norms.
The same was brought to light when earlier in the day DC Prince Dhawan after flagging-off the awareness ride by the RAR team at Akashdeep Market Complex announced that the district administration in collaboration with police will soon start a concerted drive to check helmets, tripling on bikes, removing tinted glasses from motor vehicles and violating speed limits in the Capital Complex.