NAVI MUMBAI: In an effort to create road safety awareness among the youth, the traffic police in the city have embarked on a mission to educate college and school students on the dangers of reckless driving.
As part of the mission, they have extended the fortnight-long ongoing Road Safety Week to a year-long campaign in the city.
“Normally, road safety awareness programmes are one-time activities. But fanning out to different institutions over a longer period of time would enable real-time interaction with thousands of students,” said deputy commissioner of police (DCP) (traffic), Vijay Patil.
He added that their first target is 20 institutions with immediate focus on the batch passing out. These students would get new jobs and buy two-wheelers or cars or both and regularly use them for travelling.