Karachi, December 24, 2012 (PPI-OT): KMC Administrator Muhammad Hussain Syed directed Transport and Communication Department to take necessary measures to curb the traffic accidents including providing every child with road safety training whereas training of teaching traffic safety rules should be given to teachers of schools so that road safety training could also be included in syllabus. He said this while addressing a meeting with officers of T and C Department.
He said that road safety training was being provided in KMC schools and in this connection a booklet named “Highway Code” for awareness of the children was a complete substitute of syllabus and this was necessary to provide children with proper road safety training along with other subjects.
He said that each year 1200 people were killed in traffic accidents in Karachi in which more than 26 percent consist of children which was painful and serious issue therefore training of road safety rules to curb traffic accidents was very necessary for which concerned department should take every possible measure.
In the meeting Sr. Director T and C Muhammad Ather informed Administrator Karachi about the details of road safety education campaign which was commenced under KMC. He further informed that T and C department had begun Road Safety Master Trainer Program for training teachers of schools about teaching road safety rules was started under which school teachers of eight towns under the cooperation between Director Schools and KMC had been provided with training and measures for including other government and private schools in this training program were being taken and training in Road Safety Workshop was being provided by Sattar Javed. Training workshops under the cooperation of Director Schools had been held in North Nazimabad Town, Liaquatabad Town, Gulberg Town, New Karachi Town, Shah Faisal Town, Landhi Town and Korangi Town.
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