The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to start a programme to impart training pertaining road safety and traffic norms to students of civic-run schools under their jurisdiction.
NDMC officials said the aim behind starting such a programme is to inculcate a sense of road safety and awareness of traffic rules among schoolchildren so that the increasing number of road accidents could be reduced. The programme is likely to be started by the end of April.
A senior NDMC official said the students of classes 11 and 12 will also be given training on a mobile simulator so that they get a sense of safe driving. The NDMC runs 52 schools.
The training programme will be initiated at the NDMC schools in association with Automobile Association of Upper India (AAUI) as part of the United Nations’ campaign (#SaveKidsLives) to save lives of children.
Under the programme, AAUI president TK Malhotra said, students will be sensitised about road safety and traffic norms through painting competitions, lectures, street plays and various other mediums so that they can keep an eye on the driver or their parents who drive them to school.
Read more of this in a report by Ashish Mishra published in Hindustan Times...