Himachal: School children to study road safety

Shimla: Road safety lessons can be taught to students from 9th to 12th grade in government and private schools in Himachal. For your information, let us tell you that in the end of February and first week of March, winter government and private schools will open. Information about the rules of vehicles in these schools will be given. Lecture on road safety can be given in schools once a month.

To curb accidents, drivers, operators, taxi operators and youth boards of HRTC and private buses can be made aware of road safety. Apart from this, Captain JM Pathania, Director of Transport Department informed that along with road safety awareness, department master trainers and nodal officers can also be deployed. Common people can be made aware of road safety. Pathania said that people are also being made aware through street plays. Himachal ranks first in road accidents compared to other states. Apart from this, three thousand accidents occur every year in the state. Only 12 hundred people are killed in them. 95 percent of road accidents are due to human error. drink and drive, mobile listening, music system, over speed and not wearing seat belts are the main causes of accidents.