Category: Awareness

In Case of Road Accident | Chennai Traffic Police

The Road Traffic Accident Team is functioning round the clock Listed Hospital ready to admit the accident victim.

Public What to Do?
1. Give Information to the nearest police personnel on duty
2. Give Information to the Traffic Control Room – Call 103 – 044-28521323, 044-23452362, 044- 42042300 & 98400 17626 Help line
3. Give First Aid to the injured
4. Take the injured to the nearest Hospital
5. Note the Registration Numbers of the vehicles involved
Note: The driver of the faulty vehicle shall take the injured to the nearest hospital for treatment & give information to police. In case of failure, he is liable for punishment under section 134 (a) (b) of Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

Duty Doctor – What to Do?
The Duty Doctor shall make necessary entry in the Accident Register (AR), admit the injured, give treatment and give information to the police.

Duty of the Traffic Police [Enforcement] – What to Do?
1. Send the injured to the nearest Hospital
2. Mark the SOC, remove the vehicles involved and ensure free flow of traffic
3. Note down the registration number(s) of the vehicles involved / date / time and place of occurrence
4. Involved vehicles may be detained and handed over to the investigation team

Traffic Investigation Team – What to Do?
Immediately after getting information regarding the accident, rush to the accident spot . If the injured are still at the spot, first aid to be given and be sent to the nearest Hospital for treatment.

Get the complaint, register a case,investigate, arrest the accused and produce the vehicles concerned before the Motor Vehicle Inspector for MV test . After completion of investigation, the Investigation Officer shallsubmit final report before the Honourable jurisdictional court forfurther trial.

In simple accident cases, if the parties involved are agreed for a compromise, they have to make a written statement of compromise before the jurisdiction Investigation Officer.

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Rainy Day – Safety

So what would ensure incident-free rainy days?

Don’t Get the Slip ! : Watch out for potholes, open Manholes etc to avoid getting stuck. Watch out for slippery roads, slippery floors etc.

• Increase your following distance and watch for brake lights ahead.

Slow down; It takes longer to stop in wet weather.

Skidding: Careful not to skid; rubber tyres & slippery roads are not too great a combo! Maintain your speed limit within the safe range

Swipe at the Wipe: Make sure the Wipers of your car are in a condition as to clear away falling rain water

• Helmet please, always

All Roadies: Hands-Free on your mobile while you are mobile.

Take The Right Step: Pedestrians to watch where they walk to avoid slippages and falls both outside as well as within the office premises…!

Let There Be Light: Visibility is everything when the Sun is missing. Turn on your headlights! It will help you see better on foggy or rainy days and it will help other drivers see you!

Radio In: For real-time traffic updates, turn on the car radio. It sure saves a lot of time and avoids your getting stuck in traffic jams.

Go Wire-less: Watch out for overhead hanging wires & loose cables on the ground

Traffic Guidelines

• When driving, always carry your driving license and important valid documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate

• Don’t Drink and Drive

• Obey all traffic signals, boards and signs

• Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes

• Adhere to permitted speed limits

• Don’t use your cell phone while driving. If urgent, move to the extreme left, halt and then make the call

• Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians especially senior citizens, handicapped and children

• Avoid parking on the road. Use pay-and-park bay

• Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on to the footpath

• Do not overload your vehicles – be it luggage or passengers

• Wear seat belts

• Always drive in correct gear

• When passing a stationery vehicle, allow sufficient clearance for the car doors which may open suddenly

• Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration

• Slow down at zebra crossing and if need stop the vehicle

• Never use the clutch as a footrest while driving

Cigarette smoke

Contains over 4,000 different chemical compounds. Many of these are toxic, and at least 43 are known carcinogens.

There is an increased risk of a number of eye, heart and lung disorders, not only in those who smoke, but also in those who are frequently exposed to tobacco smoke.

Passive smoking can damage young children’s eyes, causing allergic conjunctivitis.

Approximately 50,000 non-smoker deaths from heart ailments can be linked to passive smoking each year.

Second hand smoke is responsible for 1 million cases of chronic asthma every year.

Tobacco use could kill one billion people during this century.

You owe it to yourself, your friends and family…