Published On : Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

Alarmed over ever growing accidents, CBSE to teach lessons on ‘Road Safety’ in its schools


cautionary_signs1Nagpur: Alarmed over growing road accidents, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce ‘Road Safety’ lessons in its schools. The lessons will be taught in 2014-15 academic session. Moreover, the CBSE is contemplating to make the ‘Road Safety’ lessons a part of course.

Structure of course is being readied:

According to information, the CBSE and the Union Surface Transport Ministry are jointly preparing structure of the course. Initially, the course will be included in four subjects of Class VI to Class X. The lessons concerning ‘Road Safety’ will be included in English, Hindi, Math and Social Science subjects. In future, a separate subject on ‘Road Safety’ is likely to be included in the CBSE course.


According to expert, due to lack of knowledge about traffic rules, road accidents have increased alarmingly claiming thousands of lives every year. Youths are specifically riding vehicles ignoring the traffic rules. Apparently keeping this menace in mind, the CBSE has contemplated to make ‘Road Safety’ a part of the course and spread information on traffic awareness. This course, to a large extent, can be helpful in minimizing road accidents across the country.