State government and aided & unaided schools in Karnataka will have lessons on road safety from the academic year 2019- 20. The Primary and Secondary Education Department has given the go-ahead to incorporate the same in the school syllabus. Teachers will undergo a specialised capacity building training on road safety. Institute of Road Traffic Education, New Delhi, will conduct the programme. Selected teachers will be considered as the master trainers.
The syllabus includes information on violation of traffic rules and punishment for the same, lessons on road safety which includes speed, overtaking & pedestrian safety and knowledge about emergency contacts during road mishaps, contacts of highway patrol.