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Justice K S Radhakrishnan, chairman, Supreme Court’s road safety committee said on Saturday that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) would be including road safety awareness in its curriculum.
He made this assertion while speaking during the state-wide inauguration of the road safety week that would be observed from January 10 to 16, at St Paul’s College, Kalamassery. According to him the committee that was set up to check lax implementation of road laws is introducing various methods to ensure road safety.
He said,” We have already held discussions with the All India Automobile Association and they have been directed to sell only cars with basic safety requirements like airbag from 2017 onwards in the country.”
Another initiative that would be taken is to make it mandatory for film exhibitors to screen road safety awareness films before every show and linking of the clause while issuing exhibitor licences.
He added,” All shop dealers will be directed to provide reflectors while selling bicycles.”
The others who attended the event were the PWD minister V K Ebrahim Kunju, transport commissioner Tomin J Thachankary, K V Thomas MP and district panchayat president Asha Sunil.
The programmes would be week long and would include road safety caricature, cartoon exhibition, Ottamtullal, vintage car show, magic show and also a street play as part of creating awareness.