Srinagar, 12Jan:In response to the escalating number of road accidents, a week-long National Road Safety programme was inaugurated in Srinagar. The initiative, jointly launched by the Traffic Police authorities and the Jammu and Kashmir Transport Department, aims to raise awareness among commuters and the general public about traffic norms and safety measures.The inauguration ceremony witnessed the participation of officials, students from various colleges, and representatives from educational institutions across the region. Senior traffic police officials emphasized the critical need to cultivate a culture of adherence to traffic rules and responsible road behavior.Highlighting the alarming surge in road accidents, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic, Srinagar City, underscored the campaign’s objective. “Our primary goal is to educate citizens about road safety essentials, including the correct usage of helmets, seat belts, and compliance with speed limits,” remarked the SSP Traffic.Students who attended the inaugural event expressed their appreciation for the insights gained and emphasized the importance of individual responsibility in promoting driving discipline. They echoed the sentiment that collective efforts are essential to curtail the rising trend of fatal accidents on the city’s roads.Transport officials revealed that a series of interactive sessions, awareness drives, and community engagement activities are planned throughout the week. These initiatives aim to foster a comprehensive understanding of road safety protocols and encourage adherence to established guidelines among motorists and pedestrians alike.Furthermore, in a bid to enhance road safety measures, the traffic police department announced the deployment of additional personnel for intensified traffic checks. This strategic move aims to ensure strict enforcement of traffic rules and regulations, thereby promoting safer road conditions for all residents and visitors in Srinagar. The commencement of the week-long National Road Safety programme underscores the region’s commitment to addressing the growing concerns related to road accidents. Through collaborative efforts and community participation, stakeholders aim to create a safer road environment, reduce fatalities, and enhance the overall well-being of the community.