Traffic West Police Hold Sensitization Programme for Primary Students and Discussion with the Auto Union
Mangaluru: The Traffic West Police held a sensitization programme for the students of D K District Panchayat Higher Primary School at the Station premises, Pandeshwar here on August 5.
The Traffic West Police Inspector Mohan said, “When parents violate the traffic rules, students should point out their fault. Many of the parents are addicted to smoking, drinks, eating pan etc which brings an adverse effect on their children. We are trying to sensitize the students about the traffic violations and bad habits so that they can tell their parents about it.”
Mohan also said that many students are afraid of the police, we need to remove the fear from their minds through such interactions. During the sensitization programme we have briefed them on how the police work to prevent crime and maintain law and order situation in the society. We have also briefed them about the traffic rules and how to follow them.
ACP Tilakchandra also said, “Today we have organized a sensitization programme to the students of D K District Panchayat Higher Primary School. When they first came to the police station they were nervous to talk to us. When we asked, how many of them were afraid of the police most of the students raised their hands. When we explained to them the duty of the police in maintaining the law and order situation and their part in helping the police, they were comfortable. We have also sensitized the students about the traffic rules and to inform their parents to follow the rules at all times.”
The Traffic West Police held a discussion with the Auto drivers and owners. Speaking to mangalorean.com ACP Tilakchandra said, “Many passengers are facing problems from auto drivers. Some times auto drivers refuse to go to some destinations, over charge and do not wear the uniform. We have discussed these issues and urged them to solve these issues. We have also urged the auto drivers to join as traffic wardens to strengthen the bond with the passengers and the public. The auto drivers have also put forth their demands which will be fulfilled in the coming days.”
Karthik a 5th standard student asked the police, what is the punishment if parents send their children to work? ACP Tilakchandra said, “Children up to the age of 18, should not work but help their parents at home, if anyone is found working they should inform the nearest police station, and we will take action against such parents as well as those who employ them.”
Traffic police Kumar, Chandru, Inspector Belliappa and others were also present.
Later the students visited various sections in the police department.