Road safety with fun and games

Summer camp

With the rising incidence of road accidents, road safety is an issue of deep concern today. A number of factors contribute to the risk of collision, including vehicle design, speed of operation, road design, road environment, driver skill and behaviour. To create awareness about road safety and educate the youth about the importance of following traffic rules, a Road Safety Summer Camp was inaugurated on Monday by Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police, General Administration, Delhi Police and Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, in the city. The camp will continue till 26 June, at the Traffic Training Park, Baba Kharak Singh Marg.

The road safety summer camp was initiated by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), in association with Delhi Traffic Police with an aim to engage and educate youth and school childrens in a fun way, while briefing them on the intricacies of ‘road-safety.’ 

More than 1,200 participants have enrolled for the camp. Delighted by the response of Delhi families, Yadvinder S  Guleria, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Honda said, “Honda has associated with Delhi Traffic Police to make summer of 2015 really special for children. Educating young minds on ‘safety with fun’ is our priority. With the Road Safety Summer Camp, Honda wants to integrate playtime of kids with learning time through exciting educational games on Road Safety awareness. Attending this camp will help make these kids road safety influencers in their families today and responsible adult road users of tomorrow.”

To make the youngsters aware about the basics of road safety, the camp will include activities which combine both theoretical and practical experiences for kids. The specially designed fun engagements like Junior Investigators (road hazard identification exercise) and Painting and Traffic Quiz Contests. For creating awareness about potential risks on road, high school students will be trained on Honda Riding Trainer. Children in the age group of 9-12 years will be trained on Honda’s CRF 50 model, especially imported from Japan to help them understand the importance of  safe riding. At the end of the camp, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.

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