3 Feb 2018
Today, we took the students of NPS, Indiranagar, for a field visit to the Traffic Management Centre, Bengaluru.
These are students of QuizShala – a program conducted by Walnut Knowledge Solutions.
Today’s program was a joint collaboration with Anusha Jaishankar’s Positive Strokes.
Shubhangi and Anusha had a interactive discussion with the students on road safety – they discussed the statistics, the challenges, and the need to acknowledge good behaviour on the road. By giving them a positive stroke, we reinforce the good behaviour.
A few students shared their experiences – drivers overcome by fatigue, drunk driving, rash driving. Then they turned on the systems to monitor the junctions. It was a “WOW” moment for the kids! They had not imagined such technology being used by the Bengaluru Traffic Police.
They went about looking for good behaviour : riders wearing helmets, good lane discipline, wearing seatbelts, stopping before zebra crossing, using signals when turning. While doing so, the bad behaviour on the road was very visible to them:
“Dude! look at that – he did not stop at the red light!”,
“That auto came all the way around the one behind and is now horizontal on the zebra crossing. He is blocking the others now!”
“These boys are not wearing helmets, and that one is wearing it on his hand”
They had suggestions for improving roadsafety : curbing overspeeding, educating people on use of helmets and safety belts. Some said that the simplest rule that could be followed was “Stop on Red”
All were in favour of imposing strict fines for the bad behaviour on the road.
At the end of the session, Sub-Inspector A.Khan and his team gave away certificates of participation to the students.
Thank you Bengaluru City Traffic Police, Positive Strokes and Walnut Knowledge Solutions – this collaboration makes a big difference.
Here are some pics from the event