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first_imgTraffic police use ‘Yama’ to warn motorists against violationsBengaluru, Jul 10 (PTI) A mace-wielding ‘Yamaraja,’ Godof Death, attired in his traditional golden dress interceptedmotorists near the Town hall here today and warned them hewould visit their homes if they flout traffic rules.The Halasuru Gate traffic police roped in ‘Yamaraja’ astheir brand ambassador to drive home the message of thedangers of not sporting a helmet, reckless driving and otherviolations.”We are observing July as a road safety month. As partof it, we are conducting various programmes such as lecturesin schools and colleges and street-plays,” Deputy Commissioneroftraffic police Anupam Agrawal toldPTI.”Also, we thought of using the character Yama to sendthemessage across that if you disobey the traffic rules, Yamawill come to your home,” he said.The actor, who stopped motorists and reminded them of theimportance of sticking to road rules, was Veeresh, a theatreartiste performing Hindu mythology-based dramas.After intercepting mostly young motorists, Yama wavedhismace in the air, warning them that he would not sparethem.Insome cases, he rode pillion on those motorcycles thatwere driven recklessly.According to traffic police, the public awareness drivehelped in minimising accidents.Till June-end this year, 2,336 accidents have beenreported, of which 330 were fatal, they said.By last December-end, 5,064 accidents had been reported,of which 609 were fatal.In 2016, 7,506 accidents took place of which 754 werefatal. PTI GMSNVGROHROHROHlast_img

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