The Hyderabad Traffic Police recently visited various schools in the city to educate students about road safety and personal safety. This was done under the “Greet a Child” initiative, which aimed to instill road safety awareness among children. The Additional Commissioner (Traffic), G Sudheer Babu, instructed all Station House Officers to visit schools in their area and welcome children on the first day of the new academic year. Field officers were instructed to interact with children and their parents and enlighten them about safety aspects while travelling between home and school.
The core intention of this initiative was to teach children about road safety in their childhood so that they would never break the rules when they became adults and would also urge their parents to follow traffic rules. Sudheer Babu devised plans to reach out to students and groom them in the lines of road safety perspective so that they will become responsible citizens of the country. Hyderabad Traffic Police will conduct a meeting with management, parents, stakeholders, students and Government agencies in the coming days for better coordination and safe commuting of the children.
The traffic police officers also sensitized students about do’s and don’ts of traffic awareness. Students mingled with Traffic cops and learned basic road safety concepts with much enthusiasm. The management of the school thanked Hyderabad Traffic Police for visiting their school and conveying warm wishes to the children and informed that they too took responsibility for the safe student’s mobility.
Hyderabad Traffic Police has conducted a Traffic awareness programme in 1,322 schools and educated 1,37,476 students. Children belonging to 203 schools visited Traffic Training institutes at Begumpet and Goshamahal and gained rich experience on road safety, rules, roads crossing tips, observing signals, hands of simulator. During the annual exhibition at Numaish in Exhibition grounds nearly 1 Lakh children visited the Hyderabad Traffic Police stall and were educated about Traffic rules and regulations. During the summer, Hyderabad Traffic Police conducted special camps for school children to create road safety awareness and train them in drawing and painting, story telling, essay writing, Quiz, singing and many other talents.