Mohali SSP’s medicine for road violations: Catch them young

January 10th, 2007

Mohali: People have no patience to wait for the green signal and overtaking from the left is the norm here, says Mohali SSP GS Dhillon. His solution: Setting up a children’s traffic park on the lines of those in Chandigarh and Panchkula.

Dhillon says that all children must be given compulsory training in this park to learn traffic rules. This will help them become competent and confident in negotiating traffic as a driver, bicyclist or a pedestrian.

In Mohali, most of the traffic offenders are minors who don’t have any traffic sense. They are caught by the police and fined on many occasions. “But we think there is a need to teach them instead of punishing them. The traffic park will definitely

bring down the number of offenders. DSP (traffic) Arun Saini says the traffic park would have roads, intersections as well as all road signs. It will also house an exhibition hall and lecturecum-cinema hall.

A senior GMADA official says they don’t have any surplus land in the city, but would definitely try to spare some space for the traffic park. “It is a good idea to inculcate traffic sense in children.”

Welcoming the decision, Maninder Kaur Mann, director-education, Doon International School says: “We are in favour of imparting traffic education to students. Training them in the traffic parks is a marvellous idea and it should be made part of the curriculum.”

Source: TOI(Chandigarh-epaper)

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