In a move to avoid night time accidents on highways surrounding city, Nagpur rural police have initiated a drive to place radium reflectors on the vehicles. In an extended exercise stretching upto 18 hours, Nagpur rural police led by its Superintendant of Police Dr. Aarti Singh stopped the vehicles passing through Dongargaon toll booth near here, and placed radium reflector on it. The campaign is being run with the help of rural transport department and rural police staff.
It is noteworthy that National highway no. 6, 7 and 69 come under the jurisdiction of rural police and traffic on the said highways is very heavy. Many a time it is noticed that when a vehicle is under repairs it is parked on the side of the road. But as the vehicle routinely has no radium reflector the vehicles’ commuting through these roads could not notice it and that results into accidents. Police sources said it is very essential that such vehicles which are parked on the side of the road should have reflectors so that other drivers can notice it. The vehicles must have reflectors on front as well as on the rear side, sources added. “Such a small precaution can avoid many serious accidents on highways and can save financial losses and human lives.”