Hyderabad: Ahead of the New Year eve, Hyderabad traffic police has come up with interesting cartoons, slogans and illustrations having messages against drunk driving. City traffic police is asking people not to contribute to the death toll, which had fallen by 23 per cent compared to last year.
Cartoons and slogans were put up on social media, and a few of them across city junctions as well. Joint traffic commissioner Dr V. Ravinder tweeted a message on Saturday to citizens to celebrate New Year by making sure that it brings only happiness to others not sorrow and pain by drunk driving.
Dr Ravinder tweeted, ‘’One can definitely celebrate on New year’s eve, but need to make sure that it should only bring happiness to self and all, but not sorrow, agony, pain. So Do Not Drink and Drive.”
According to traffic officials, social media platforms were a good platform to create awareness about drunk driving as citizens of the city were quite active on these platforms.
The Hyderabad police tweeted, “100 teams deployed to monitor New Year celebrations. Have safe New Year 2018 celebrations’’.
Some of the drunk driving slogans were, “Don’t mix drink and drive; it may cost one’s life”, “Have the real courage to say no to drink and drive” and “Cheers to life”.
They were shared on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
City resident M.K. Baig said, ‘’This is a very appropriate time to share messages on drunk driving. New Year is to be welcomed with safety for you and your family. I really appreciate these advance messages by city traffic police to curb drunk driving accidents.’’
Dr Ravinder said there would be stringent checks, chargesheets and punishments for drunk drivers. “Our policy is engineering, education and enforcement. So before booking a chargesheet against anyone we are trying our best to educate people against the ill-effects of drunk driving.’’...