Change off mobiles whereas driving, Auto Information, DFL
As a part of the marketing campaign, Deenadayalu, a senior driver-cum-guide in BMTC’s Bengaluru Darshini, a sightseeing service, makes bulletins by way of a loudspeaker, urging bus drivers to not use cellphones whereas driving.
“I’m conducting this campaign in Majestic and Shantinagar from morning to evening. There’s growing tendency among drivers to use their phone while at the wheel, particularly when they are stuck in traffic,” mentioned Deenadayalu, 55.
BMTC has determined to develop the marketing campaign to extra depots, hoping accidents because of non-attentive drivers will come down. Use of earphones and cellphones whereas driving is towards the regulation and violators are fined solely Rs 100, which is hardly a deterrent for them, officers mentioned.
Final 12 months, a research carried out by Save Life Basis India, an NGO, discovered 83% of the respondents in Bengaluru making calls or answering them whereas driving, and majority of those are work associated. The research additionally discovered 44% utilizing social media whereas driving.