Children pedal for road safety in Bengaluru
BENGALURU: It was fun and frolic at Rajajinagar D Block as over 200 children took to streets on their bicycles to spread the awareness regarding observation of traffic rules. The children were also carrying colourful placards urging motorists to wear helmets while riding two-wheelers, keep away mobile phones while driving and avoid drunken driving.
Members of Rajajinagar D Block Residents’ Welfare Association organised the second edition of cycle day on Sunday. Traffic cops from Malleswaram Traffic police station spoke to children on following traffic rules and gave tips to them.
Association president Gopal said, “The city has changed drastically from being a garden city to garbage city. With rising incidents of road rage in the city we decided to make some difference and thought about cycle day. The main objective is to promote use of bicycles as they are environment friendly.”
Many stalls were set up to create awareness regarding environment issues and segregation of garbage. Association secretary Ranaganath said the government alone cannot do everything. The general public must also do their bit to reduce pollution and to keep the city clean, he added.
Kaveri Kedarnath, a volunteer said following traffic rules would reduce congestion and road rage. She called upon teenagers to leave back their two wheelers and cars, and use bicycles to stay fit and healthy.