Uyir, an NGO formed by leading industrialists to make the city accident-free, is planning to release the Tamil version of its road safety manual ‘Kutty Cop’ in January.
The book will be given to students of Class III to VIII in corporation and government schools to sensitize them about traffic rules, managing trustee of Uyir S Rajasekaran said. “We want to teach them traffic rules so that they grow up to be law-abiding citizens,” he said.
The English version of ‘Kutty Cop’ was released in 2019, Rajasekaran said. “It was distributed to students of 40 schools. The book has cartoons that teach about traffic signals and worksheets. Those who complete the worksheets would be aware of traffic rules. The book also contains photographs. One shows a bike rider using his mobile phone, endangering lives.”
The NGO is also planning to release a road safety manual for schoolteachers. “The teachers will attend orientation meetings and take classes about road safety for 45 minutes a week,” Rajasekaran added.
The “Kutty Cop” initiative will make a huge impact on the city. As of now, every three minutes we are losing a life on the road. If this continues at this pace then in the next 10 years it will be three deaths, every minute. Already Coimbatore is in second place in terms of death on road. So, these Kutty Cop are playing a pivotal role to reduce the accidents and instil traffic sense among the public also to the students.
“Be aware. Do not learn safety through accidents”.
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