Kannur school setting up traffic park with central aid to produce better drivers
The number of road accidents is increasing along with the number of vehicles on the road. Not a day goes by without someone losing their life in a road accident. Although students are learning traffic laws in their textbooks and through other means, they don’t tend to follow them very keenly.
To remedy this problem, Chala Government Higher Secondary School in Kannur district is setting up a traffic park inside the campus. The aim is to teach the students traffic rules at a young age so that they become better drivers in the future.
The school has the best Student Police Cadet (SPC) in Kannur district and hence the traffic park was awarded to the school. The central government has granted Rs 33 lakh for the project. Keltron is setting up the park.
The park will feature all traffic signals, humps, zebra lines, direction boards, warning signs, signal boards indicating hospital and school etc. All the traffic signals will be solar powered. The park is the result of combined effort by teachers, parents and the school PTA.
Classes conducted at the park will make students understand the danger of not wearing seatbelts while driving and how important are helmets for two-wheeler riders.
Moreover, the park will teach students about the importance of safe parking, points to look out for while stopping, cautions to be exercised while driving on busy roads etc.
Police officials and Motor Vehicles Department are offering good support to the students. A room with computer facility has been set up in the park for students to attend classes.