Raipur: Campigning to make people aware about traffic rules and re-inforce compulsory use of helmets while driving, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) on Sunday dressed as Lord Yama, the god of death, for the shooting of a short film in the state capital. 

To film a short movie, DSP (Traffic) Satish Thakur dressed as the god of death while Purani Basti City Superintendent of Police (CSP) was seen in the role of Yama’s driver. The short film was shot at city’s Bhagat Singh Chowk, and soon more videos will be captured at other locations under this campaign. 

Through the films shot under this campaign, the Traffic Police of Raipur are planning to create awareness about the compliance of red signal, eradicate the practice of riding on the wrong side of the road, using a helmet at the time of driving among others.

“DSP(Traffic) Satish Thakur dressed as Yama for videos shot in the city to create awareness about traffic rules. These films will soon be screened at cinema halls, displays installed at various locations in the city under Smart City project and on social media platforms,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shaikh Arif Husen told The Hitavada.

With these short films, Traffic Police Raipur is anticipating positively changing people's attitudes towards traffic rules and inculcating a habit of obeying rules while driving, which will eventually ensure a reduction in road fatalities.