Road safety camp for children in Hyderabad a hit

Children are learning different aspects of road safety, road discipline and topics like wearing helmet, seat belt, traffic lights importance and traffic signs in the camp

By Author  |  Published: 16th May 2019  1:38 am
Road safety camp
CATCHING THEM YOUNG: A traffic police official explaining traffic rules to children at an awareness camp at the Traffic Training Institute in Goshamahal on Wednesday.

Hyderabad: For Piyush Pavan, a sixth standard student from Shilpa Hitech School and Raju, an eight standard student from Frontline Public School insist that the summer camp they are attending is different from the ones they did in previous years.

The two are among about 200 students from various schools in the city, who, courtesy the Hyderabad Traffic Police, are attending a traffic training camp conducted in collaboration with Honda 2wheelers India. They are learning different aspects of road safety, road discipline and topics like wearing helmet, seat belt, traffic lights importance and traffic signs.

“It is a good opportunity for us to learn about the traffic rules and regulations. It will help us understand the importance of road sense. A few years from now, we will be part of the huge volume of motorists on the road,” said Raju.

The 10-day programme will have volunteers of Honda and the Traffic Police imparting education on various topics concerning the road safety and traffic rules. There will be classes, quiz competitions and screening of videos to educate the children. Interactive sessions, practical learning and scientific theory module through interactive learning like roads safety games and safety riding in a fun way too will be part of the camp. The children will learn on specially imported CRF50 motorcycles.

“About 4,000 students of various schools and colleges have attended the awareness programmes held so far by the city traffic police. We want the new generations to be law abiding and more cautious about their own safety and of others by adhering to the traffic discipline,” City Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, inaugurating the camp, said.

Prabhu Nagaraju, vice president, Brand and Communication, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited said in April 2015, Honda had adopted its traffic training park in Hyderabad.

“So far 85,000 citizens were educated on road safety and safe riding by us,” he said.

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