Driv­ing home traf­fic rules

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Ed­u­ca­tion can usher a change in the way peo­ple be­have on the road, says Pra­full Joshi, res­i­dent of In­dore, Mad­hya Pradesh, who is a PhD in Traf­fic En­gi­neer­ing and Ed­u­ca­tion. In 2009, he launched non-profit Save Life Cy­cle with seven teach­ers and pre­pared a syl­labus for traf­fic ed­u­ca­tion with help from the po­lice depart­ment. The teach­ers went to schools in dif­fer­ent dis­tricts of the state and gave stu­dents lessons on road safety. He has al­ready taught 600,000 peo­ple in the state, in­clud­ing po­lice per­son­nel, he says.

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