Police to educate students on road safety
In a bid to educate 10 lakh students of over 850 Delhi schools about traffic rules within three months, the Delhi Police on Thursday kick-started a ‘School Road Safety Awareness’ drive.
During the campaign, which was inaugurated at IIT here by Police Commissioner Alok Verma, the students will be made aware of various road safety guidelines through lectures and interactions
with Delhi Traffic Police Road Safety Cell.
“A child who learns about traffic rules and road discipline would grow up to be a law abiding citizen. The habit of obeying traffic rules teaches a person a sense of responsibility, empathy for others and respecting the other person’s rights,” Verma said at the launch event.
“Children should be sensitised about their personal safety too and issues pertaining to cyber security and teachers should motivate students to always share their problems with their elders,” he added.
During the campaign, 860 traffic police officers will visit a total of 866 Delhi schools during assembly session and educate students about road safety, traffic rules and other mandatory steps to be followed on roads to avoid accidents.
The official will also engage students in different competitions such as road safety quiz, slogan writing, drawing, among others.