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Posted at: Dec 15, 2016, 12:42 AM; last updated: Dec 15, 2016, 12:42 AM (IST)

Life-saving trauma care skill for drivers of police, NDMC

New Delhi, December 14

Drivers from the Delhi police, NDMC, city schools and armed forces are among the 3,466 commercial car and truck drivers, who have been equipped under a life saving Trauma Care Course to save lives of road accident victims.

The country’s First Responder Trauma Care Course (FRTCC) for commercial cars and truck drivers to enable them to help road accident victims ended on Wednesday, said TK Malhotra, president of the Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI), which conducted the course.

“Going beyond conventional First Aid knowledge, the training prepared the drivers to identify the injuries that they may encounter and respond,” said Malhotra.

The one-year project initiatives were taken by the AAUI together with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), France, International Road Federation (IRF) Geneva, in setting up enhanced first aid course, said Malhotra, a well known road safety expert.

Former Delhi Police Commissioner Brijesh Kumar Gupta gave certificates to the drivers who completed the course which was inaugurated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Secretary Vijay Chibber on December 21.

“Overtaking coupled with high volume horns is the main cause of road accidents. Many amendments are coming up in the Motor Vehicles Act to impose heavy fines and punishment to unruling and traffic rules violators’ drivers,” said Gupta. — TNS

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