DRIVING STICKERS TO ELDERLY IN CHANDIGARH

The Chandigarh Police has taken an initiative for the benefit of the senior citizens. Under a special scheme, the elderly will be given special car stickers.
ORIGINALLY LAUNCHED-
● This scheme of issuing driving stickers to the elder citizens was originally launched in the year 2009 in Chandigarh.
● This was to help the elderly drivers in places like crowded parking areas and many more.
● The traffic police had written to the Municipal Corporation to issue instructions to parking contractors to treat the senior citizens with respect and help them when needed.
RE-ISSUE OF THE DRIVING STICKERS-
The Chandigarh Police has decided to re-launch the Driving Stickers Scheme to the elderly to make it easier for them in the busy roads of the city.
● The stickers will be issued to those senior citizens who have identity cards from the Social Welfare Department, proving them as a citizen of Chandigarh.
● Those eligible for the stickers can register themselves on the E-Sathi App of the Chandigarh Police Department.
● After verification, the Chandigarh Police Department will issue two stickers in favor of the senior citizen that are to be placed in the front and rear windshields of their car.
AIM OF THIS SCHEME-
● The stickers are meant to provide the elderly drivers with the respect they deserve.
● The sticker will have a hologram of the Chandigarh Police Department, so that even if any person fails to see the driver, the sticker will make sure to inform them.
● The sticker will prevent accidents from happening because of cases like road rage.
● Another important aim is that, by giving such stickers to the elderly, the Traffic department can manage an entire separate lane just for the senior drivers in Chandigarh.
DSP, Palak Goel of the Traffic Department said that the sticker will make sure that the other drivers are aware of the senior citizen and will then make them more cautious of the elderly.

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