Safety of School Children
With the help of Regional Transport Office & Commissionerate Police we will visit each school. Enroll each drivers who are driving vehicle carrying school children whether school owned vehicle or outside professional vehicle used for student transportation. We will arrange Driving Behavioural Skill Training at school provided place. Simultaneously Students awareness programme will be carried out for the students 6th class onward.
This event will be organised in all schools of Bhubaneswar. The following are the key of the campaign.
Road Safety Awareness for Students
Sensitization to Drivers
Behavioral Skill Training to Drivers
Importance of customer etiquette
Periodical Health Check-up
Verification as “Verified Driver”
RSDAS Skill Certificate
Driver’s Latest Data Preparation
Recognition & Accreditation
Good Samaritan Law
Road Safety is a critical issue in our country with more than one casualty per minute. There are many dimensions to this problem. Thus, we have focused on behavioral aspect of driving training. None has cared about this and we believe that, this is one of the most critical areas, which, if addressed properly, can significantly bring down the number of casualties.
Transportation of school children is one of the very sensitive categories for which Hon’ble Supreme Court, Govt. of Odisha & CBSE have specific guideline to implement strictly as safety of children is most priority. But it is very unfortunate that the implementations of above guidelines are very poor. In most of cases schools, vehicle owners, concern authorities are unknown about the guidelines. Safety of children is confined only in papers. The situation is in alarming stage.
We cannot minimize accident if the driver is not properly skilled even if we maintained the vehicle properly. An accident cannot be avoided with fully updated and maintained vehicle if the driver is not properly skilled. It will be much more dangerous in case of transportation of school children. Some extra skilling, behavior, knowledge, patience, etc. are needed to drive school vehicle.
We are working on the same objective for last one and half months. Most of schools are not giving that much of support to work for the cause and not showing real interest for the safety of children during transportation. After getting letters from RTO & DCP-Traffic schools are also not bothered. They don't have any idea of the guideline issued by Govt. of Odisha, CBSE & Hon'ble Supreme court.