Soon, traffic violators in Dehradun will not get away with just a fine--they will be made to watch three short films to get the hang of traffic rules.
Sounds funny, but the idea will work, said senior superintendent of police (SSP) Pushpak Jyoti, who has initiated the move after he felt that the people really needed a basic education in traffic rules.
Superintendent of police (Traffic) Pradeep Kumar Rai said that the details of the project had been approved and the viewing room was being readied at the SP Traffic building near collectorate.
He said the old traffic violators would watch the films in batches. Apart from this, school and college students and others would also be invited to watch these films so that they could further educate others about the traffic rules.
The SSP is of the opinion that the audio-visual method is an effective medium to get the message across. "We may give them handouts or pamphlets, but films affect (leave an impact on) people in a special way," he said.Jyoti said they had chosen three short films of one hour duration. These films have been prepared by the regional transport office as well as the traffic department, keeping in mind, the basic rules and regulations of the country and the dos and don’ts, he said.