A year after Commissionerate Police started a school-based campaign against underage, triple and helmetless riding and use of mobile phones while driving by students and youngsters, it is now ready for the crackdown.
The drive against traffic violations by youngsters will be launched from June. Police would make intensive efforts to sensitise youngsters, parents, teachers and schools on the issue in the interim period. The first awareness programme would be held by the Orissa High Court appointed Traffic Management Committee at Cantonment Road and Mission Road here on Saturday. It will be followed up at regular intervals.
The students would be educated on traffic rules and warned against penal action for violation. Schools would be asked to debar students from riding two-wheelers to their institutions.
“We had decided to crack down on the menace last year. But the parents’ committees had sought more time to make alternative arrangements. However, there has been no improvement in the situation,” said a senior police official.