Bhubaneswar: As part of its road safety campaign, the Odisha government has decided to include a chapter on road safety in Class X syllabus from the next academic session.
Briefing mediapersons after presiding over a review meeting on road safety here, Transport Commissioner Sanjib Panda said it was felt that the students need to be taught the road safety basics so that they can avoid accidents and save lives.
“The School and Mass Education Department has been informed about this decision for necessary action in this regard,” Panda pointed out.
The special chapter will include rules for driving the vehicles on city roads. The students will also be sensitised to follow the traffic rules under New Motor Vehicles Act, sources said.
Stating that the number of road accidents in Odisha had reduced appreciably with the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, he said the Commerce and Transport Department is making efforts to bring them down further.