With the aim to spread traffic awareness among people, the Jharsuguda Town police here held a unique exercise of distributing red roses to the traffic followers on Sunday.

 As on the 31stRoad Safety week, we thought of doing something different. The idea behind the exercise was to discipline traffic violators and to create awareness about road safety and inculcate the need to follow traffic rules, Said IIC Savitri Bala.

Policemen offered roses to traffic followers, who were taken by surprise, she said, adding, they have decided to rope in school children in future campaigns to assist in educating the public about traffic rules.

The response from the public about todays exercise has been very good and the gesture has been appreciated by citizens.