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Pedestrians urged to be extra careful

December 5, 2016 11:04 pm

Pedestrians have been urged to be extra careful this festive season.

Police Director Traffic, SSP Mahesh Mishra, says while they’re doing all they can to ensure public safety, road users, especially pedestrians must also play their part.

While there were no road fatalities last month, Mishra says out of the twenty pedestrians who died due to road accidents so far this year, eleven were at fault.

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“Our major concern is inconsiderate pedestrians, especially crossing the road anyhow and also under the influence of alcohol or kava, that is another concern that we have and we would like to urge all our pedestrians that they must act responsibly and they must ensure that they must respect the road rules and to ensure that they are safe whilst they are using the road.”

The road death toll currently stands at 49.

SSP Mishra also confirms that more than 35,000 drivers have been issued traffic infringement notices, of which more than 25,000 were booked for speeding.

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