A traffic awareness programme, mainly aimed at safe motoring and following the RTO rules in sale of vehicles, was held at the Basaveshwara Circle here this morning.

The programme, held under the aegis of K.M. Praveen Charitable Trust, was launched by City Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem by distributing pamphlets about traffic awareness.

Two-wheeler riders wearing helmets were presented roses and pamphlets by the Trust members.

Trust President Vikram said that those who sell their used vehicles to another person, must not stop at just signing the Form No. 29 and Form No. 30 documents. They must also take the extra effort of going to the RTO office and ensure that the sold vehicle has been transferred to the name of the buyer.

He cited the incident of one G. Raghavendra, a resident of K.R. Mohalla, who received a traffic violation notice from the Police Department, involving a motorbike he had sold two years ago. Though the notice was for helmet-less riding with a fine of Rs. 100, Raghavendra was impressed upon by the Police officials the implications of not following the department’s formalities. They cautioned that the seller will land in deep trouble if the vehicle they had sold was not transferred to the buyer’s name and got involved in a major mishap or crimes like smuggling or poaching.

Trustees S.N. Rajesh, G. Raghavendra, Harish Naidu and others were present.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore