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CBSE directs schools to observe Road Safety Week

The Central Board of Secondary Education has directed all its affiliated schools to observe Road Safety Week from January 11 to 17. This year's theme for the week is 'Safety is not just a slogan, it's a way of life'.

punjab Updated: Jan 08, 2015 23:49 IST
Deepa Sharma Sood

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed all its affiliated schools to observe Road Safety Week from January 11 to 17. This year's theme for the week is “Safety is not just a slogan, it's a way of life”.

In order to highlight and emphasise the need for safer roads, the board in a circular has directed the schools to display flex banners and posters at entry/exit of the buildings and parking lots displaying information about the Road Safety Week and its theme. The circular also directs schools to conduct workshops, discussions, essay-writing and quiz competitions etc., on various issues related to road safety, including effects of violation of road safety rules, rules of road regulation-1989 and other Motor Vehicle regulations.

The schools must organise medical check-up camps for school transport drivers. The schools can also organise cyclothon/walkathon to create awareness among citizens. Programmes can be organised for drivers to impart training about road safety rules, signage and first-aid services in case of accidents to them.

The board also states that fitness checkup of all students, teachers and non-teaching staff should also be done during this week.

A parent, requesting anonymity, said, “90% of the private schools in Ludhiana don't provide transport facility to students, then what is the relevance of conducting seminars and other medical camps for drivers.”

Pradeep Singh, principal, Shamrock Christian Senior Secondary School, said, “We will contact the traffic department to visit our school and sensitise the drivers, students and staff regarding road safety rules. We have already installed traffic sign boards in our school. We have also received a call from district transport officer that they will conduct special classes for drivers on traffic rules.”

Harmeet Kaur Waraich, principal, Nankana Sahib Public school, said, “I think drivers must be educated regarding road safety rules while they are issued licence. We will conduct seminars for drivers.”

The board has also directed schools to upload report of the activities conducted by them, including photographs/videos/audio (not exceeding 5MB) at the link CBSE Expression Resources at www.cbseacademic.in latest by January 20.