Students of Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kolathur, were appreciated by the City Police Commissioner S. George for their campaign for road safety.
He was speaking at a road safety awareness programme at Doveton Corrie School on January 8.
B. Meena, student of class XII and J. Kavitha, student of class X, both of Everwin School spoke on road safety in the presence of the Commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Sanjay Arora. Mr. George gave away the prizes.
Mr. George said students were the right people to take the message of road safety across streets. “We want the students to be our ambassadors in this respect” he said.
Ms. Kavitha, in her talk, described the road sense as the man’s seventh sense.
“No matter how much money the government spends on road safety awareness, the scenario will not change if we do not adhere to do’s and don’ts on the road,” she added.
Ms. Meena, the other student of Everwin school, said using cell phones while driving, rash driving, parallel driving, drunken driving and lack of punctuality were the reasons for growing accidents on the road.