Traffic cops give gifts to women drivers wearing helmets

Jan 08 2013, 15:26 IST
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SummaryThe UT Traffic Police on Monday revived the practice of giving gifts to female drivers of two-wheelers who wear helmets.

The UT Traffic Police on Monday revived the practice of giving gifts to female drivers of two-wheelers who wear helmets.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Traffic, Kamal Deep along with an Inspector with the traffic police, Inspector Tripta Kumari, on Monday gave gifts to the women who were riding two wheelers with helmets at the Sector 9 light point and Aroma Light point.

A traffic marshal, Gurnam Singh, also accompanied the police.

“It is just our way to encourage and spread awareness about the use of safety helmets amongst the women. The drive was started some time ago and since I joined as the DSP traffic I wanted to revive this,” said DSP Kamal Deep.

One of the women who was stopped at the Sector 8 and 9 traffic light point, Arvind Kiran said, “I wear a helmet as it not only saves us from the chill wave in winters and heat wave in summer but it is also a personal safety.

In all, eight women who were driving two wheelers wearing safety helmets were given gifts by the woman inspector. Apart from Arvind Kiran, Monika Minhas from Sector 42, Geetanjli Thakur from Sector 43, Sushma Deb Nath from Village-Kansal, Reeni Chrispin from Sector 21, Surbhi Singh from Sector 68, Manu Jyoti, from PEC Sector 12 and Anita Bakshi from Sector 52 Chandigarh were felicitated.

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