Jamshedpur: In view of rising cases of mishaps involving school students, a group of school heads led by Ruchi Narendran met East Singhbhum SSP Anoop T. Mathew demanding strict enforcement of traffic rules. They also demanded increasing duration of traffic checking and better coordination between cops and school to reign in rash drivers.
Six private cradles principals along with Safety Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) chairperson Ruchi Narendran and another safe functionary Vandana Mathur held discussion with SSP at his office noon.
“We are really concerned over increasing number of road mishaps involving school students despite our effort in spreading awareness about road safety rules it seems strict enforcement by police through fines and confiscation can only curb this trend,” said Ruchi Narendran.
Ruchi Narendran said that they met the senior police official on behalf of all schools. “We want make aware the city police that the schools are equally hit and are ready to cooperate with them,” added Ruchi.
The school heads also expressed their suggestion for towing of vehicles parked illegally by students at a distance from schools for fear of punishment in the schools.
Nandini Shukla, principal Kerala Samajam Model School (Sakchi) who was amongst the delegation.
Said that the schools do not allow students to bring bikes and they also immediately inform parents and threat of suspending the child in case of violation.
So students park their vehicles at a distance from school and walk to schools to escape our notice. We want the traffic police to tow away such vehicles parked illegally at a distance from school so that it can act as a deterrent for such students.
Jamshedpur city SP, Prashant Anand said that they have already increased duration of traffic checking from yesterday and now all the five traffic police stations (Bistupur, Sakchi, Jugsalai, Mango and Golmuri) will be asked to extend the drive even till 8 pm from tomorrow.
This apart, all the local police stations will be asked to intensify vigil near school and immediately inform traffic police for towing away of vehicles parked illegally outside schools.