Road Safety Week in motion in Lucknow till November 24; ₹1,000 fine for not wearing a helmet

Campaigns against drunk driving have also been launched, during the Road Safety Week.

The government officials have been churning out schemes and plans in Uttar Pradesh, to make sure that the citizens are safe and sound while being aware of their surroundings. Similarly, in a bid to turn up the safety quotient on the streets of Lucknow, the authorities have kick-started Road Safety Week, that began on the 18th of November and will continue till the 24th. This move has been put into action to keep a check on commuters who do not obey proper traffic rules, which primarily includes the wearing of a helmet.

Defaulters to pay ₹1,000 fine

The state has set a schedule for taking up various activities during the Road Safety Week and apart from the Transport Department, for the first time ever, other departments have also been included in the program. The list is inclusive of the Roadways body, Police, Education, Medical departments and PWD. Detailed information of the programmes have been sent to all the departments.

As per reports, informational posters and hoardings have been put up at Alambagh Bus Station and even the education department has been conducting online and offline programmes, being led by teachers, to make pupils aware of traffic rules. Along with this, the Medical and Health Department had organized a seminar on the first day of the Road Safety Week. Campaigns against drunk driving have also been floated.

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