Punjab education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said on Friday that the state government would soon integrate traffic education into the school curriculum to reduce road accidents. It was pertinent to educate the youth about traffic regulations to make them responsible drivers, said Maluka.
"Most of the teenagers do not have adequate knowledge about traffic regulations or do not view them as important. Lack of knowledge and negligence threatens their own safety as well as that of fellow commuters. Traffic education would make them responsible citizens", he said, while presiding over a workshop on traffic awareness organised by the district police in Swami Sarvanand Giri Punjab University campus in Bajwara. Responding to the demand of senior superintendent of police (SSP) Narinder Bhargav, the minister said that traffic education would be introduced soon.
To make roads safer and inculcate a traffic sense in public, the district police have chalked out a comprehensive plan, involving all sections of the society.