Spring Daleans grill van drivers on issue of road safety

Close on the heels of a road accident near Batala involving a school bus in which three students died, the management, staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School, taking a serious view of the same, tested the knowledge of the van drivers ferrying the students to and fro everyday to ensure the safety of students aboard, about the traffic rules, by holding a quiz.
The students of Quiz Club and Youth for Change (YFC) Club of Spring Dale Senior School grilled the van drivers about significance of traffic signs and also solicited their opinions on situations that they are likely to face while on the go. The event coincided with the conclusion of the 27th Traffic Safety week celebrations organized by Educational Wing of the Amritsar Traffic Police.
A separate quiz on traffic rules was organized on this occasion for the students of the school, while the students went from one class to another to spread awareness about the need to take traffic rules seriously and urged their teachers and colleagues to observe them diligently. The van drivers and students of the school were also informed about the importance of carrying first aid kits in school vans and personal vehicles on this occasion.
A session in this regard was conducted by a team from Fortis Escorts Hospital A team from the traffic police department led by Inspector D Jatinder, Sub Inspector Mr Parmjit Singh and Head Constable Mr Salwant Singh, associated with the Educational division of the traffic police also spoke to students, addressed the gathering about the importance of observing traffic rules. 
Terming the road accident reported at Batala as ‘unfortunate’, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, said that the incident served as one of the most recent, but painful reminders of the pressing need to be well-versed with and observe the traffic rules. He maintained that the school regularly conducted sessions with the van drivers as well to ensure that they are familiar with the traffic rules and carry updated documents.
Stating that staying safe on the road was not only everyone’s right, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that it was also a duty since many other lives depended on one person’s safety.
“Besides imparting good quality education, our aim is to ensure that our staff and students are safe when they venture out on the road while in transit,” they said. They added that the school would continue to hold more such events in the future as well.
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