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Posted at: Jan 13, 2018, 12:47 AM; last updated: Jan 13, 2018, 12:47 AM (IST)

Schoolkids roped in to shame traffic rule violators

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, January 12

In a novel move aimed at effective enforcement of the traffic rules, the district police have involved schoolchildren in their campaign against the non-use of helmets and seat belts. Scores of schoolchildren were deployed at certain traffic check posts in the town today as part of the ‘Zero-Tolerance Drive’ of the district police. The schoolchildren accompanied by their teachers as well as traffic police personnel carried placards bearing slogans to emphasise the usage of helmets and seat belts.

The schoolchildren acted as traffic volunteers and requested the persons violating traffic rules not to do so in future in their own interest. They also handed over pamphlets containing dos and don’ts while driving. “These children will also ask their parents to wear helmets and seat belts while driving,” said SP Pankaj Nain.

Vijay Balhara, Principal of Model School, Sector 4, said they were happy to help the district police in enforcement of the traffic rules. “The children will also learn safe-driving habits this way,” she maintained. As many as 20 nakas were erected for today’s special campaign and more than 1,200 persons violating the traffic rules were challaned during the day.

In another novel move, the persons found driving two-wheelers without helmets were asked to leave their vehicles at the check posts and bring a helmet within an hour if they did not want to get challaned.

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