The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools will now have lessons on Essential Road Safety rules. The traffic rules would also be taught to the teaching and non-teaching staff.
The board has released a notification informing that the course is designed with two modules. The first module targets standard VI-VIII students and second for IX-XII standard students.
As part of its Comprehensive School Health and Safety Programme and Adolescence Education Programme, the CBSE through the course aims at educating students on road safety and measures for safe driving. The course comprising twelve lessons has been researched and designed by the Police Training and Research Institute (PTRI). Under the programme, compulsory seminars and workshops for students will be organised to highlight the importance of traffic rules, road safety and ensure better understanding of road traffic.