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Games To Raise Awareness On Road Safety, Here’s How

Delhi Traffic Police will soon come out with games that will raise awareness levels on road accidents

PTI | February 27, 2017 3:03 PM | News

Games To Raise Awareness On Road Safety, Here’s How

New Delhi: Driving around Delhi roads may not be easy but road safety drives in the city may soon turn out to be fun. Delhi Traffic Police (DTP) has decided to dole out lessons on road safety through games that will be developed by tech-savvy students. In order to make road safety lessons more engaging and interesting, DTP is planning to conduct a competition involving tech graduates who will develop games on road safety and road rules.

Billing it as an interesting project, the officer said they have come across many cases where criminals have been inspired by games to commit thefts or other crimes but here, games will be used to educate people against breaking traffic rules.

We are planning to conduct a competition where students will develop games on road safety that will be used in traffic training parks and will also be available on our Facebook page, said a senior police officer.

The games will be of short duration- like two minutes or with four-five levels.

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The officer said they will be conducting a competition likely in April or May between students of different universities where the best games will be chosen and rewarded.

“We are planning to approach IIT-Delhi, Delhi University, Delhi School of Engineering and other institutes for this initiative.

A competition will be held where the best of the games will be chosen and students who have developed those games will also be given cash rewards, said the officer.

The chosen games can be funded through CSR activities and be used by Delhi Traffic Police, added the officer.

For students, it will be a good opportunity to showcase their skills.

The fact that they won a competition organised by DTP will add to their CVs. They can get a copyright of the games developed by them, he added.

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