ARTO B’la drives Road Safety Awareness with ATV Rally
BARAMULLA: As part of the ongoing 35th National Road Safety Month, the Assistant Regional Transport Office (ARTO) Baramulla organized a Road Safety Awareness Programme, featuring an All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) rally from Tangmarg to the iconic tourist destination, Gulmarg.
The rally, inaugurated by Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Baramulla Muazzam Ali, Tehsildar Tangmarg Javaid Ahmed, and SDPO Faizan Ahmed, marked a significant initiative to underscore the importance of safe ATV riding. The ATVs, carrying placards adorned with road safety messages, aimed to visually communicate the need for responsible driving practices.
Prior to the rally kick-off, the ARTO took a hands-on approach by enlightening ATV drivers about crucial safety rules. Stressing the mandatory use of helmets and protective gear, he emphasized the significance of adhering to designated trails and maintaining a safe speed, especially in snow-covered terrain.
Muazzam Ali also clarified that the ATVs available in Tangmarg and Gulmarg are designed for two people only, urging drivers to carry no more than one passenger to ensure optimal safety.
In his address, Ali highlighted the importance of traffic rules and called upon all stakeholders in society to recognize their responsibilities in promoting better traffic management and road safety. He acknowledged that, while changing driving behavior may take time, ongoing education remains a fundamental key to achieving this transformation.