INCREASE IN TRAFFIC-
As more and more relaxations are given to the public by the state and the central government, more and more people’s lives are returning to normalcy. Offices, markets, shops, malls, restaurants and are allowed to be open for a certain time during the day. Hence, the number of people on roads is also increasing.
As there is a rise in the number of motorists traveling, the number of road accidents happening has also increased.
RISE IN THE ROAD ACCIDENTS-
In Vishakhapatnam, road accidents have increased drastically.
- It was recorded, that in comparison to 2020, the road accidents that had happened in 2021 had seen a rise in the first six months itself.
- Ch Adinarayan, the Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police in an interview, said that most of the road accidents that had occurred include two-wheeler motor vehicles.
- Due to the spread of the second wave of covid-19 in India, the country had been under complete lockdown and people were not allowed outside.
- This is the reason because of which the number of road accidents was very little for two months in 2021.
MEASURES TAKEN BY THE POLICE-
To reduce the number of road accidents, the traffic police department in Vishakhapatnam has undertaken many drives to ensure that the people follow traffic rules.
- The traffic police have become stricter regarding people violating the traffic rules.
- The police ensure that along with the covid protocols that the government has laid down, basic traffic rules are also followed.
- Not wearing helmets, not wearing seatbelts, talking while driving, drinking, and driving and many such violations have increased up to 30% after the relaxation have been granted.
- The traffic police department in Vishakhapatnam has started checking strictly to ensure that rules are followed.
- The Deputy Commissioner also said in his interview that challans will be issued against violators and they will be charged heavily.
- In the Road Safety Committee, the police also mentioned that many other changes in locations will also be made to ensure the safety of people on roads.