Lollipop man to assist kids to cross roads

Lollipop man to assist kids to cross roads

Home Minister K J George and Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) B Dayananda laun­ched the ‘Lollipop Man’, an initiative in the City on Saturday.

Inaugurating the concept, George said, “Traffic congestions are common near schools during morning and evening hours. Schoolchildren find it difficult to cross roads. Abrupt halting of vehicles near school gates lead to traffic jams. In order to avoid such congestions, the Traffic police have launched the Lollipop Man, which is popular in the western countries.”

“If the concept succeeds in the City, then we will extend it to other parts of the State. The government is always ready to extend its support for the cause of the public,” he added.The Traffic police conducted a ground check and found that schoolchildren faced a lot of difficulties. 

The concept will assist the Traffic police, parents and the school managements. Said Dayananda, “Around 167 schools sent their employees to be trained as Lollipop Man.

We have trained them for three days at the Traffic Training Institute on how to show hand signals and help kids cross roads. We are hopeful that more schools will take up this initiative and approach the Traffic police for further assistance. The Lollipop man will be provided with a different uniform and signage,” he added. 

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