Underage driving has become a serious problem for the Millennium City. Now, the city police have sought help from parents and schools to deal with the menace.
For this particular offence, the traffic police issued almost three times more challans this year (till November 30), as compared to last year.
“Parents should not let their underage wards drive any vehicles. We are doing our job seriously. But we cannot achieve desired results without parents’ support. Even schools could help us in keeping the problem under control by discouraging children,” said Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police (traffic).
School authorities said that they were doing what they could. Seema Sharma, principal, Lord Jesus Public School, said, “We do not let our children park their vehicles inside the campus. We also keep a vigil outside the campus. But some students come to the school by their vehicles and park them somewhere else.”
“I think parents need to be more vigil and strict as children bring the vehicles from home,” she said.