With each passing day Jammu and Kashmir is facing traffic issues and road safety is a priority both for the government and the people . Mishaps on a daily basis on the roads in Jammu and Kashmir have made the administration to be more vigilant to minimize such mishaps . Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting to discuss various issues related to Road Safety in J & K . He passed important directions for road safety measures , and suggested various mechanisms to reduce traffic accidents and improve the response system . He directed the officials to formulate robust and resilient Standard Operating Procedure ( SOPs ) to examine vehicle fitness & issuance of driving licenses . He also directed the officials for efficient implementation of stringent deterrence , penal actions against violators . Road accidents are a major threat to people’s well being . Focus should be on measures that are effective in preventing fatalities . Safer roads should be the prime objective of concerned stakeholders and coordinated efforts are required to defeat this third leading cause of death worldwide . Enforcement is a significant and effective way of preventing and reducing accidents , deaths and injuries . Best practice in enforcement of traffic violations should be adopted . Evaluate the enforcement on a regular basis .
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