HUBBALLI: Citizens should help those in by shifting them to hospitals instead of taking their photos and videos, said deputy commissioner .
Speaking at the valedictory of the 30th National organised by the District Road Safety Committee, district administration, police and transport department here on Monday, she said that a new law gives legal protection to good Samaritans who help accident victims.

“Children should ask their family members, neighbours and others to follow traffic rules, save the life of all road users. Helmet and seat belt, zebra cross, speed limit and traffic signals should be followed,” she added.

Police commissioner M N Nagaraj said if people followed traffic rules, it minimize the number of accidents. Around 400 fatal accidents took place and a fine of Rs 6 crore was collected for traffic violation in Hubballi-Dharwad in 2018, he added.

Transport department additional commissioner Maruti Sambrani said 1.47 lakh people in the country die due to accidents every year. Accident-free drivers of different departments and officials were honoured on the occasion. Police commissioner M N Nagaraj was honoured with the Good Samaritan award for shifting accident victims in Dharwad to . Prizes were also distributed to students who won in drawing, slogan writing, poster making and other competitions.

DCP Ravindra Gadadi, RTO Ravindra Kavali, NWKRTC DC Vivekanand Vishwajna, and others were present.

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