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HMSI celebrates 7th anniversary of its Traffic Training Park in Coimbatore

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Coimbatore : Instilling positive awareness on road safety and safe driving habits in the city, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India celebrated 7th anniversary of the Children’s Traffic Training Park at Balasundaram Road, Pappanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore in the august presence of Mr. V Balakrishnan, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Rajarajan, Deputy Commissioner Traffic and Mr. Chitrarasan, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Traffic).

In January 2017, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) in association with Coimbatore Traffic Police inaugurated the traffic training park in Coimbatore. Based on the mini-city concept, the traffic park simulates real road conditions like traffic signals, zebra crossings and speed breakers etc.

Driving road safety awareness in the city, HMSI announced that through its daily trainings for all age groups, it has educated nearly 3 lac people of Coimbatore (more than 2.5 Lac kids and over 50,000 new and existing riders including both male and female) since its inception.

As part of the 7th year anniversary celebration of the Traffic Training Park, a new activity method called “Marathon safety riding activity” was introduced. The concept of the activity was to host various kinds of safety riding activities from 9am-5pm without any break. It covered students of all age groups and included vast number of engaging activities like Traffic Violators Training, Cycling and Static check on college students. Around 219 participants were trained in the Marathon safety riding activity.

Mr. V Balakrishnan, Commissioner of Police shared his valuable insights on road safety to the students by highlighting the importance of a proper driving licence before one starts their driving journey and about the relevance of cultivating the habit of following traffic rules at a very young age.

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