PANAJI: Come September, officials from the transport department and traffic cell visit schools and colleges to spread awareness on road safety for the annual road safety.
But this year, owing to the pandemic, as a result of which educational institutions have restricted themselves to online education, the awareness campaign has been suspended.
“While we still propagate road safety, the awareness programmes for students will not take place at schools and colleges,” a transport official said.
Last year, the road safety week was observed from September 16 to 22. Traffic officials, road safety activists and volunteers visited every taluka in the state and distributed literature among the students to read and understand the concept.
They were also made aware of the various traffic violations and its penalties.
With Unlock 4.0 allowing significant relaxations, one of which allows students from classes 9 to 12 from schools outside containment zones to visit their faculty to clear doubts on a voluntary basis from September 21, all eyes are on the state government’s decision on whether or not to implement the relaxation.
“It therefore depends on the situation. If the schools start, we can have the awareness programmes but if there are no students, we cannot hold them,” the official said.Source: Times of India