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Mangaluru: Mayor releases three short films on road safety to contain accidents

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SB)

Mangaluru, Dec 30: Mangaluru Mayor Kavitha Sanil stressed on the importance of road safety and the need to follow traffic rules on Saturday, December 30.

She was speaking after releasing short films on road safety produced by Kannadaka Production headed by Mohan Das Kamath, Kuwait in association with Lions Club, Mangaluru and Rotary Club, Mangaluru Central.

Stating that road accidents are the biggest cause of death in the city, Sanil said most of the accidents are due to the negligence. Many people have lost lives because traffic rules were not followed. It is very important to be responsible while driving. Road safety should also be taught to children from a young age, she said.


She lauded Kannadaka Production for their efforts. “They are doing the work what the government agencies are supposed to be doing. City Corporation will give all support to these types of programmes because we need more awareness on road safety,” she said.

Three awareness short films on topics – Driving exceeding speed limit, riding without helmet and driving in an intoxicated stage were featured. Video clips of Mangaluru Police Commissioner T R Suresh, Cine Star Upendra, Senior Journalist Manohar Prasad speaking on road safety are also featured in the short films.

The cinematography has been done by Daya Kukkaje and Dinesh Ira. Post-production has been done by Foxcorn Media headed by Karthik.

Kannadaka Production plans to show the films in public places, schools, and social media with an intention on spreading awareness.

Venkatesh Baliga, president Lions Club, Raymond D’Cunha, President, Rotary, Mangaluru Central and members of Kannadaka Production were present.

Daijiworld is the media partner for the short films.

Watch short films



Comment on this article

  • Laxman, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    1.Many people do not know what is padestrain crossing (zebra). Most of the zebra crossings are not painted. Vehicle drivers should stop when they see people crossing the road at zebra crossing. In developed countries drivers have to stop for a second before zebra crossing with a stop sign board even there are no people crossing. If the driver does not stop at stop sign , he will be fined severely.
    2. Most of road side parking are perpendicular (90 degree), instead of diagonal parking. Diagonal parkings are more convenient for drivers to park the car and take the car out of parking.
    3. There should be well planned multi story paid parking at Market area and busy area with shops on the ground floor which generate revenue for the government.
    4. Mayor should arrange training to corporators and other concerned staffs in planning and good governance.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    From my experiences of years together I feel URGENCY among drivers, riders is the biggest reason for fatal road accidents.

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  • Antony, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    It would be much appreciated if the Mayor saw to it that the condition of the roads specially the main roads were better maintained and better. Half the accidents are due to avoiding potholes and debris. Concrete roads are made yet the debris has not been cleared even after ten months.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Speed is the biggest culprit in most of the Accidents ...

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  • Sathish, Bahrain /mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    On the left hand corner while taking a left to mg road there is death trap been laid. Opposite lady hill bus stand. Awaiting a serious accident to happen. There are so many palaces .

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