With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the Shillong Traffic police have undertaken a unique initiative to distribute roses (instead of the usual 'challans') to traffic violators to ensure that the people of the State do not break traffic rules.
On a video that has been shared by the Meghalaya Police on their official Twitter handle, the traffic police can be seen holding bouquets of roses. The personnel can be seen halting some vehicles and handing them leaflets along with a rose, and encouraging the people to drive "carefully". At one point, the police can be seen urging a person to put on his seat beat after gifting him a rose.
The stopped drivers can be seen grinning from ear to ear at this new approach of the authorities in dealing with the menace of the traffic rule violation.
This initiative of the Meghalaya Police has also been lauded by the State's Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma, who took to Twitter to express his appreciation. "A rose a day keeps traffic violators at bay! We can always count on our Meghalaya Police for smart and imaginative ideas to tackle real traffic issues. Keep it up Team!", Conrad wrote, praising the Meghalaya traffic police personnel.
The Meghalaya Police department also lauded the Shillong traffic boys for this unique initiative. A tweet sent out from the official profile of the Meghalaya police read, "Kudos to Shillong Traffic Police for their innovative, and yet important awareness campaign on Traffic Safety!"
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