Right from creating awareness and providing infrastructure for setting up exclusive pedestrians-safety measures, students came up with a host of practical suggestions at the ‘Pedestrians and Right to Walk’ workshop organised at Oakridge International School, Bachupally on Wednesday.

During the workshop, students from Class 8 to 11 were given three different tasks, which included group discussions, drawing and cartoon sessions, to express their views on pedestrian safety.

The basic objective behind organising the workshop was to make students aware of the rights of pedestrians, said Kanthimathi Kannan, president of The Right to Walk Foundation, which organised the workshop.

Over 25 children participated in the drawing and cartoons segment.

My idea is to promote the public transport system. This would not only reduce pollution but provide more space for pedestrians on the road as many private vehicles will go off the road, said Bindhu Podaralla, a student of Class 8.

Eleventh standard student Chandralekha, E said there was little awareness among pedestrians and vehicle users on road safety rules. Authorities, particularly traffic police should organise more interactive programmes and run campaigns to make people adhere to the rules. This would bring about a change in the attitude of people, especially vehicle users, she suggested.

All the students were provided with participation certificates.

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