Road Safety Patrol programs exist in schools throughout the world. In addition to providing safe passage for their fellow students, the students who participate in the Road Safety Patrol develop important qualities and personal skills, including leadership and a sense of social responsibility.
The ROAD SAFETY PATROL (RSP) is involved in the educational aspect of Road Safety. The RSP Scheme commenced way back in 1951, and was flagged off from the New Bharda High School at Fort, Mumbai.The Road Safety Patrol unit in Coimbatore was restarted in the year 2008 and has a strength of more than 1500 school children actively participating in activities in and around their schools in the morning and in the evening during school open and close hours.
The primary functions of a Road Safety Patrol are described as below:
“To instruct, direct, and control students in crossing the roadways at or near schools; and to assist teachers and parents in the instruction of school children in safe pedestrian practices at all times and places.”
Patrollers guide children and prevent them from entering traffic when it is unsafe to do so. Patrollers should not be charged with the responsibility of directing vehicular traffic, nor should they be allowed to. Therefore, they do not need to be recognized by city bylaw dealing with the control of vehicular traffic.
School Safety Patrol Pledge
I promise to do my best to…
Report for duty on time.
Perform my duties faithfully.
Strive to improve road safety; always setting a good example myself.
Obey my teachers and officers of the patrol.
Report dangerous practices of students.
Strive to earn the respect of fellow students.
After patrollers have reviewed the handbook, host a review session. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions, review important points and evaluate patrollers’ understanding of the material.
Road Safety Patrol District contacts
Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore City,
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime & Traffic
Chief Traffic Warden, Coimbatore City Unit -