In order to bridge the gap between police and students, Greater Chennai police have launched student police cadet (SPC) in which nearly 6,000 students registered. An initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, it will function similarly to the NCC and NSS programmes in various educational institutions. Once a week, the voulnteers will stay back after school for training taught by sub-inspector and constable from nearest police station and two teachers.
Meanwhile, the Government has issued a G.O. for the formation of Road Safety Club in 7870 Government / Aided Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools in Tamilnadu in order to create the significance of Road Safety Awareness among the young minds of the school students by means of using the road safely, educating the basic traffic rules to be followed. K.A. Sengottaiyan, Minister for School Education and M.R. Vijayabhaskar, Minister for Transport have inaugurated Road Safety Club in the M.C.C. Higher Secondary School, Harington Road, Chetpet, Chennai. According to an official release, road accidents are high in Tamilnadu. There were 63,920 road accidents and 12,216 road accidents death happened during 2018. It means everyday there are nearly 175 road accidents are taking place and there is possibility of nearly 33 persons dying every day.
"Therefore, there is need to create road safety awareness among the young children so that they will not only inculcate the road safety norms themselves, but also try to send message to the peer groups, friends, relatives, society in course of time. Thus, formation of Road Safety club in schools is vital," it added.