Fluorescent painting on rear of vehicles can reduce accidents at nights: Navdeep Singh Virk

Chandigarh: AB TEAM:

In a bid to prevent road accidents, Haryana Police have come up with an innovative idea to get the rear of slow-moving, stranded or illegally parked vehicles on highways painted with fluorescent colours that don’t have reflective tapes pasted on their rear. To begin with, this drive has already been started in Panipat district of Karnal Range. 

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Navdeep Singh Virk said that a number of accidents occur between vehicles on highways especially in the night due to lack of reflectors on such vehicles which resulted in a loss of precious human lives. The fluorescent painting on the rear of vehicles would be helpful in minimizing the risks of accidents at night as it alert and cautious commuters about the presence of vehicle ahead.

“We are getting rear of such vehicles painted with fluorescent colours in Panipat under the supervision of IG Karnal Range. Karnal and Kaithal districts would be covered shortly and later on, it would be replicated in other Ranges in collaboration with Traffic and Highways Police”, he added.

He said that Police will also launch a special drive to drill safety triangle reflectors on the rear of vehicles in Panipat and Karnal districts to cut down the incidents related to fatal road accidents on highways. Road mishaps on highways could be avoided and precious lives saved if commuters follow traffic rules and keep reflectors in a good shape, he added.

Referring to the 4 E’s that is Education, Enforcement, Engineering and Emergency which has been considered most important for accident prevention and control across the world, the ADGP said that Haryana Police has been focusing on all these four approaches in coordination with the concerned departments. As a result of our sustained efforts, the road fatalities have been declined by 6.7 per cent in the first four months of the current year in the state. We aim to further bring down this figure in the days to come, he added. 

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