Road safety to be part of school curriculum in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In wake of increasing road mishaps, Odisha government decided to introduce a subject on road safety in school curriculum from next academic session.

The move came at a high level meeting chaired by Commerce & Transport Secretary Pramod Meherda at Kharavela Bhawan in Bhubaneswar today.

As per the decision, the road safety will be part of the syllabus from the academic session 2020-21 for the students of Class-X to provide them education about traffic rules.

In the syllabus, there will be a special chapter teaching the students the rules for driving the vehicles on city roads and the cautions to be followed during driving. They will also be sensitised to follow the traffic rules under New Motor Vehicles Act.

“The School & Mass Education Department has been given the free hand to prepare the syllabus containing road safety for the Class-X students. It’s upto the experts in the education department as to how they add it to the syllabus in form of a subject or a special chapter,” said Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda.

Besides, initiative will be taken by the school authorities prohibiting the students from riding the two-wheelers while coming to schools.

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