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Joint Commissioner, Gurgaon, asks parents to guide their ward against underage driving
Road rage, accidents, rash driving and breaking traffic rules is a common site in Gurgaon. To top it off, underage driving is a constant problem in the city. With money the least concern of the citizens of the Gurgaon, youngsters get their choicest vehicle at an early age, without proper training or license, which leads to complications on the road.

But, the Gurgaon Police is trying its best to keep up Gurgaon's name and its citizens safe and secure. And for this matter, the Gurgaon police have started conducting counseling sessions in schools in order to make the students aware of the consequences they could face of underage driving.

In this regard Merinews.com spoke to Bharti Arora, Joint Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon and her she said, ''We have started a Youth Awareness Drive to let the youngsters know about the dangers they are inviting by driving a vehicle even when they are not of the right age i.e. 18 years. It is for their own safety that such rules have been laid down. Being a responsible citizen of Gurgaon, it is the duty of the parents to guide their children to a proper path.''

Bharti also said that the Gurgaon Police has been challaning people for underage driving, rash driving etc in the recent days.

It is said that there is a time to do a particular thing. So, according to the traffic rules, the right time to drive should be after one turns into a responsible adult. But, it seems parents in Gurgaon are so open minded that they have given excess of freedom to their children. It is actually the responsibility of the parents to teach their children to respect the law of the land. Peer pressure can also be another reason behind underage driving.

Police sources said that it was a common sight to see youngsters in school uniforms zipping around on two wheelers even though the number of such cases have been dropped significantly in the last three years.

The counseling sessions are held to make the students aware of their offense. Gurgaon Police is running counseling sessions in various schools to spread awareness about the offense of underage driving. Even the schools have started keeping a regular check on underage driving. The cops have also been given strict instructions to punish the offender. 

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