The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has planned to include a chapter on road safety in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) social science syllabus from class 6 to 10. The chapter aims to teach students how to cross a street safely and correctly. The chapter will also impart lessons on understanding the traffic signs and using zebra crossings, foot-over-bridges and subways.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has already sent a draft chapter to the government. Members of the syllabus committee will meet the ministry members and finalise the draft soon. Will also take inputs from the Delhi Traffic Police, International Road Federation, Institute of Road Traffic Education and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and incorporate these to chapter.
Source: Hindustan Times, Subhendu Ray, Feb 22’2012, New Delhi
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