Hyderabad: The deputy traffic commissioner of Cyberabad has issued an advisory against reckless driving, which includes driving without a helmet, insurance, or license, after two people lost their lives in road mishaps.
On 30 July, Hemalatha Rao died in an accident at the Moosapet crossroads. She was on her way home from the flower market with her daughter Priyanka who was driving the scooty. However, she lost her balance and rammed into a lorry.
While Priyanka was wearing a helmet, her mother was not. When they fell on the road, a rear wheel of the lorry went over Hemalatha’s head. She died on the spot due to a major head injury. Priyanka, who received minor injuries, is at a local hospital.
In another incident, a 14-year-old boy lost his life in an accident in front of the Cyberabad police commissionerate on 31 July. He had dropped his mother off at Care Hospital, where she works, and was taking a U-turn to head home when a cement mixer truck hit and ran him over. The boy was a minor and had not received proper driving training, it was later discovered. Neither did he have a driving license and his scooty only had one rearview mirror. A case has been registered under section304 (A) IPC at the Raidurgam Police Station, Cyberabad and is under investigation.
Citing these two incidents, the Cyberabad transport deputy commissioner said families should not allow minors or those without a license to drive. A press release from the commissioner said while acquiring a license individuals receive training on how to drive. The press release also stated that every traffic rule should be strictly followed to ensure one’s own safety.