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500 ROAD SAFETY SESSION FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

posted Feb 11, 2019, 3:00 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 3:00 AM ]
8-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an interactive session on ‘Road Safety and Traffic Rules’ for the students of Sopanrao Kalbhor secondary school at Kalbhor Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 110 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The programme started with the introduction of the resource person by Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff-DBDS). Mr. Tukaram Dhakane and Mr. Bhoir (Maharashtra Traffic Department) were the resource persons for this session. They covered various topics on road safety such as:

· Obey Traffic rules
· Drive adjacent to the left side of the road
· Pass or overtake the vehicle in front of yours from its right side
· Extra cautious while approaching a junction
· Always give a right of way to vehicles already progressing
· Don’t horn in prohibited areas like hospital zones, school zones, etc.
· Use helmet while driving
· Use of zebra lines, avoid running while on road

They also educated children on various DO’s and DON’Ts related to road safety, keeping documents such as Driving license, Registration certificate, Taxation certificate, Insurance certificate, Fitness certificate while driving. They also educated students on helping victims of road accidents. In case of accidents always call police by dialling numbers: 100 & 108. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhaire (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session. After the session snacks were served to all the students.