Over 2,000 die in road accidents every year

A weeklong road safety program jointly organized by Nepal Red Cross Society and Traffic Police to reduce road accidents concluded here on Saturday.

At the closing ceremony, Metropolitan Police Traffic Division (MPTD) Chief, Prakash Aryal, said the accidents normally occur due to high speed while noting the need of devising public awareness campaigns to prevent the mishaps.

Red Cross Society General Secretary, Dev Ratna Dwakha said that many had lost their lives for no real cause but due to high speed. He stressed the need for bringing into practice the first aid treatment more often to save lives.

MPTD Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Rajendra Prasad Bhatta, shared that during the week-fest volunteers were mobilized to spread awareness on road safety. A total of 12,000 students from 45 districts took part in the weeklong fest, he said. Among them 200 students were mobilized in two different times of a day – from 9 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 6 pm – in separate slots to raise awareness.

More than 2,000 people annually lose their lives in road accidents, MTPD said. RSS

Source: MyRepublica