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Guidelines for teachers for ensuring safety of school children

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  • It is the responsibility of school authorities and the teachers to ensure the safety of school children and also to impart the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to be a safe road user.
  • Teachers should help develop a responsible attitude towards road use in school children.
  • Teachers should impart essential knowledge about roads and traffic to school children, by:
  • Making them familiar with the rules of road and their importance.
  • By explaining them the causes of accidents involving pedestrians, cyclists and children.
  • Telling them about the cause and extent of pollution due to traffic.
  • Children come to school in various modes of transport. Teachers should ensure that:
  • The children enter and leave the school safely.
  • There is no conflict between pedestrians and vehicles.
  • The vehicles including school buses are parked safely and properly.
  • Children should be supervised and taken care of at the time of alighting and boarding the school bus.
  • Every school bus must be accompanied by a teacher for controlling the children and the bus driver.
  • The teacher should arrange for an alternate bus and keep the children together at one place if the school bus fails to arrive or if there is any problem.
  • There should be regular checking of school buses to ensure compliance with mandatory safety requirements.
  • If any school bus or any conveyance, by which children come to school, violates traffic rules, the teachers should inform about it to their principal or Traffic Police Control Room.

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