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City traffic police to start awareness campaign in collaboration with schools

Every initiative falls short if society doesn't support it: officials

Post by on Friday, July 15, 2022

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Srinagar, July 14: To stop minors from driving vehicles, Srinagar traffic police authorities on Thursday said that they are going to start a reach-out program in collaboration with schools over the issue and will be sensitizing various other mandatory driving rules.
A top traffic police official in Srinagar told Rising Kashmir that they are going to start a reach-out awareness program on driving by minors which is prohibited under the laws.
“We have roped in some NGOs and in collaboration with the Schools of Srinagar we are going to start an awareness program on underage driving, which is in no way allowed under the laws. A message should go with an impact that no minor should go for riding or driving unless they attain an eligible age,” said an official.
 The official added that they won’t be showing any graphical pictures or any presentations but would be addressing the youngsters verbally to make them understand to not drive or ride before an authorized age. He said the awareness program will also cover the importance and obedience to traffic laws, like the use of helmets while driving two-wheelers and valid documents of vehicles and a valid driving license.
“Every endeavor is incomplete unless there is no support from the society, and as far as the driving or riding by the minors is concerned it has to be stopped from the homes, a good civic sense should prevail and parents or guardians should not feel proud that their minor children are driving on highways or roads when they are not eligible,” the official added. 
Pertinent to mention that Srinagar along with the other districts of the valley has been witnessing many cases of accidents involving driving or riding by minors.
Notably, the schools in Srinagar along with the other districts of the valley are reopening on Friday after a 10-day summer vacation break.

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