Students use 'Gandhigiri' to create awareness about traffic rules

Students use

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-09-29 17:24 Bengaluru: Students of Lisaa School of Design and Creo Valley School of Film and Television used 'Gandhigiri' to create awareness on traffic rules on Thursday. On spotting traffic violators, students gifted them stickers, to make them remember the violation so that they don't violate the traffic rule in future.   The unique programme was taken up in association with Bengaluru Traffic Police. Participating in the programme, Abhishek Goyal, DCP of traffic (East), lauded the students' efforts. "We need active support from the students to create awareness and I am glad that Lisaa School of Design and Creo Valley have come up with such a unique concept. I am sure this will go a long way in creating awareness."The students ensured that their entire programme of creating awareness in no way affected the traffic flow. "Every year, around 5 lakh road accidents are reported in the country of which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Many think that stopping at red signal is wastage of time and fuel. Studies have shown that traffic signals followed properly by all drivers saves time and commuters reach destination safely and timely," said a student.  Avi Keswani, director, Lisaa School of Design, said many people in Bengaluru are yet to realise the financial cost of traffic violations. "For example, a two-wheeler parked at a wrong place can be towed and one has to pay a hefty penalty of Rs 650 from the earlier Rs 200. Similarly, the towing charges for car has been increased to Rs 1,000 from the earlier Rs 300. So, through our awareness, we are asking Bengalureans to park only at the designated places," he said.