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17 black spots have been identified to reduce rate of road accidents in Vadodara district - Collector R.B. Barad

Give details and important instructions in district level Road Safety Council meeting

17 black spots have been identified to reduce rate of road accidents in Vadodara district - Collector R.B. Barad
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District level Road Safety Council meeting held at Vadodara Collectorate on Saturday head by district Collector R.B. Barad. Collector said that 17 different black spots have been identified in Vadodara district to prevent accidents. He added that necessary steps have been taken by RTO, police, road building and National Highway Authority to conduct road safety audit of main roads of the district and rectify the shortcomings of black spots.

The Collector asked to conduct public awareness campaign in collaboration with voluntary service-oriented organizations to create awareness about road safety among school-college students and citizens.

During the month of October, RTO and police recovered Rs. 37 lakhs in a total of 1289 cases including overload, overdimension, seatbelt, helmet, registration, driving license, number plate, PUC, no-parking, speeding and others. During the same 41 driving licenses have also been suspended.

Incharge RTO A.A. Pathan gave details of the work done to reduce road accidents in Vadodara district during the meeting.

Council member Satyen Kulabkar informed that in the hit and run case compensation of Rs. 50,000 is given under the Solatium fund. The accident victims are eligible for compensation through a Special Fund constituted in terms of Section 163 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. He said maximum operation of RTO are becoming cashless by the state government and make necessary suggestions for the information to reach people. MSU students are also asked to cooperate in raising awareness about road safety.

The meeting was attended by members of the committee.

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