Road safety education is of utmost importance: MLA

PASIGHAT, Jan 24: Local MLA Kaling Moyong today flagged off a mass traffic awareness cum anti-drugs campaign organized by the All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) at the Giddi Notko Hall here in East Siang district today.

DC cum Chairman District Road Safety Committee, Tayi Taggu, SP Sumit Kumar Jha, AAPPTF president Dobing Sonam, Deputy Chief Councillor Rebecca Panyang Megu, Councillor O Gao, AAPTF president, East Siang Unit, Tabiram Moyong , WASE (Women Against Social Evils) president Yamik Dulom Darrang & GS Joya Tasung Moyong, WASE members, students , drivers of public transport and commercial vehicles also joined the awareness drive to spread the message of ‘Road safety for Life safety’ in the district.

DTO Marik Loyi was also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Moyong said our roads, particularly highways, are witnessing an increasing number of vehicles every year. Road safety education is of utmost importance and abiding by road safety rules will prevent avoidable tragic accidents and make our roads safer.

He urged everyone to spread the message and follow road safety rules for life safety. He also lauded AAPPTF for undertaking such awareness campaigns in various districts.

Responding to a two-point memorandum submitted by AAPPTF for parking space in two locations of Pasighat, he assured all cooperation and support.

The MLA also advised the students and young generation to keep away from drugs and other intoxicants and instead pursue positive recreation activities like sports and other creative activities.

The MLA also informed about many ongoing Smart City projects in Pasighat, with an aim to improve the quality of lives and upgrading public recreation amenities for the citizens and youth.

Earlier, the DC after administering the road safety pledge to all present also spoke on the need for road safety education to all stakeholders. Rash driving is the cause of so many preventable fatal accidents. He also highlighted the ill-effects of drug abuse.

The SP also urged all to join the fight against drug abuse to save the future of our youth. He also spoke on the importance of responsible driving by drivers & other road users and traffic discipline. (DIPRO)