Government of Maharashtra could include road safety lessons in school curriculum

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It isn’t funny how we only learn about traffic rules and regulations after turning 18. That learning too, comes out of the need to procure a Driving Licence. However, that could change now, as the Government of Maharashtra is examining the possibility to include road safety lessons in the state school curriculum. Talking to ET, Education Minister, Vinod Tawde said, “With the number of road accidents on the rise, every household needs to be made aware about road safety.”

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In a country, infamous for the most number of deaths in road related incidents across the world, India needs to take some serious steps to educate its citizens about road safety. At present, the only literature about traffic rules and road safety is either available on traffic department websites or with motor driving schools. Including road safety lessons in school curriculum will increase awareness among the youth, which they can also pass over to their guardians, spread the good word. Although a little late, a step in the right direction we’d say. No longer would kids have to rely on messages behind trucks to learn some basics of driving.

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