PUNE Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), in collaboration with the Pune Regional Transport Office (RTO), will establish a road safety cell on campus and at 950 colleges connected with SPPU in Pune, Nashik, and Ahmednagar to raise awareness of road safety at a young age.
"Educational institutions may play a critical role in raising student understanding of road safety. It is essential to instruct kids on road safety and to make them responsible drivers. As a result, SPPU, in collaboration with the Pune RTO, will establish a road safety unit on campus as well as at the 950 institutions associated with SPPU. Once the module is ready, the university will send an official circular to all college principals," said Nitin Karmalkar, vice-chancellor of SPPU.
Professor f Karmalkar spoke at the opening session of the 'Driving skill development and road safety workshop' on Thursday, which was organized by the Institute of Engineers (India) Pune local Centre, RTO Pune, and Society of Automobile Engineers. Ajit Shinde, Pune regional transport officer, Sunil Dhapte, former director of SIUD Yashada Pune, and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
"It is also vital to alert their parents, in addition to pupils," Prof Karamalkar remarked.
It is vital to hold such workshops with the involvement of numerous agencies, regulatory authorities, and organizations working in many disciplines for road safety, accident prevention, and several other concerns. We may regulate, penalize, and prosecute those who violate traffic regulations, but everyone should act properly and be cognizant of road safety standards, Shinde added.