Metro police have partnered with schools in Soshanguve, in Pretoria, and surrounding areas to improve the safety of pupils on the roads, reports Pretoria North Rekord.
The project, which started earlier this year, has seen officers teach learners traffic control skills.
Andrew Nemigwambe, a teacher at Mathaga Primary School, said the initiative helped to combat road accidents involving learners.
He said the knowledge the learners received protected them on the road.
The training has qualified Lebogang Molefe to become a traffic controller. The 15-year-old said: “I now feel safe, and my fellow brothers and sisters are no longer hit by cars.”
Commuters in Soshanguve Block L also said they benefited from the programme. Ntiyiso Mabunda said he felt safe on the road where pupils controlled traffic. “As the community we feel safer and we thank motorists for respect the controllers,” Mabunda noted.
– Caxton News Service