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Campaign against minor drivers

Traffic police in Faridabad has intensified its drive against school children driving in the city for the last five days. It is a part of the police's month-long campaign to coach the younger generation on the disastrous effects of underage driving. The campaign will continue till April 30. Prabhu Razdan reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 06, 2011 00:47 IST
Prabhu Razdan

Traffic police in Faridabad has intensified its drive against school children driving in the city for the last five days. It is a part of the police's month-long campaign to coach the younger generation on the disastrous effects of underage driving. The campaign will continue till April 30.

The idea behind the drive is to save the precious lives of the young children who drive to and from school, despite being ineligible to drive.

"An average of 25 to 30 underage offenders have been challaned every day in the last five days," AK Rao, Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), Faridabad told Hindustan Times. "In most cases, we asked the boys to call their parents on the spot," he added.

The police wants parents and the school administrations to cooperate with the traffic police to ensure underage children do not drive. "Normally, even the parents blame traffic cops for allowing these under-18 children to drive," Rao said.

The officials are also targeting two-wheeler offenders during the month-long drive. "Tripling on two wheelers will also be checked," a senior traffic police officer said.