Road Safety

Topics: 2009, Traffic light / Pages: 5 (1121 words) / Published: Dec 19th, 2010
Since its inception in 1953, the Traffic Training School of Kolkata Traffic Police has been an - Institution Par Excellence, and has served the citizens of this 'GREAT CITY OF JOY', with great distinction in empowering good traffic sense and knowledge amongst all sections of our society with the help of extensive training programmes and pertinent traffic education. Over the years, this school has become a cradle for nurturing and spreading ideas, thoughts, campaigns and knowledge on road safety to educate the general public and drivers with the objective of reducing mishaps on the Roads of Kolkata.
Various studies conducted over the years by the WHO revealed that, in most of the developing countries of the world and especially in India, pedestrians are most vulnerable to road accidents, accounting to almost half, of the recorded fatalities every year. It has thus become imperative to inculcate good traffic sense and knowledge amongst the children and the youth of this great city who would soon become the torch bearers of tomorrow.
Hence, the Traffic Training School's Education Curriculum and schedule of activities is varied and wide ranging and designed specifically to cater to the needs of almost all sections of the society which includes school children, College Students, NGO's, Boys and Girls from the NCC, Bharat Scouts & Guides, offending drivers, officers & men of Defence Services and West Bengal Police Personnel. The school also imparts basic training as well as refresher course for the Home Guards, Civic Police & Traffic Police Personnel. There are special training courses for the Kolkata Police Drill Instructors, new Traffic Wardens as well as and other officers of Kolkata Traffic Police.
Besides education and training programmes the the syllabus of Madhyamik level conducted by the Kolkata Traffic Police also conducts some major West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. exercises during the year, through the 'Road Safety The officers and men of

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