These clubs operate in 46,000 schools to raise awareness of road safety

These clubs operate in 46,000 schools to raise awareness of road safety

The State Transport Authority, in the coming month, plans to start road safety clubs in colleges to raise awareness about road safety, as the use of two-wheelers has become prevalent among college students over the years. All those years, road safety clubs only operated in state schools.

A senior National Transport and Road Safety Authority official said the department was awaiting a government order to set up road safety clubs in colleges and universities. While road safety clubs operate in 46,000 schools, including government and government-subsidized schools, to raise road safety awareness, colleges have remained out of reach all these years.

The senior National Transport Authority official said that students are potential users of vehicles, especially two-wheelers, and the need to know road rules and regulations and the importance of road safety measures are relevant to this section rather than the school. students. The proposal has been sent to the government by the Transport Commissioner and is expected to be announced shortly.

The State Transport Authority has identified about 1,780 colleges and universities located in the state. The figures include reputable universities, physical education colleges and industrial training institutes (ITIs).

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