IMPHAL, January 13: The 25th Road Safety Week which started from January 11 was observed today at the Ima Keithel complex around 11 am organised by the Department of Transport, government of Manipur in association with Traffic Control Police, Manipur.
During the function, BK Sharma, deputy director of Transports said that road accident in India has increased making India the country with the highest number of accidents in a year.
As for Manipur, the last five years had witnessed 739 road accidents in which 171 people had died.
He further made an appeal to the people to wear helmets while driving two wheelers. The appeal of the deputy director further continued not to drink alcohol while driving. He also mentioned the importance of being alert while crossing the road and being careful while driving. He also appealed to the general public to follow the rules and regulation of the traffic.