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Road safety week observed in Jaipur
Road safety week got celebrated in all major cities of the country including Jaipur through rallies, campaigns, posters competitions, quiz competitions, leaflet distribution and visit to traffic parks by students from 11th of January (Thursday) to the 17th of January (Wednesday). In Jaipur, it was celebrated with enthusiasm by the traffic police, schools and NGOs.

As a part the observance, the Rajasthan Merchant Navy Officers Associations of Rajasthan and Rotary Club of Jaipur organized a poster making and essay writing competition called 'Expressions' in the memory of young Adhiraj Singh who was killed in a road accident. The topic of the event was the "Traffic Ettiquette and Road Safety" in which 6000 students of various schools of Jaipur participated.

The awards were given for road safety related drawing to creatively express a unique idea; rhyming slogans of up to 8 words; and messages written with up to 80 words. The aim of the observance was to emphasize on the need of safe roads travel by applying some simple rules.

Supported by road safety charities and other social groups, events were organized in various institutions to raise road safety awareness and prevent casualties on the roads by encouraging travellers to follow the traffic rules, wear helmets and seat belts while driving.

Also, students were trained in preventative measures to lessen the risk of road accidents, death or injury on the roads. Some of preventive measures emphasized were to maintain the speed limit of the vehicles; maintain required distance from other vehicles; avoid drunken driving, and not use phones or radios while driving.

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