We all are aware about the road accidents happening daily in various cities. Who’s the culprit? The one who is driving! Or the one who didn’t look at the vehicle passing by. Knowledge about it plays a key role in making you aware about the road safety. For this thing, Road Safety Week is celebrated every year in India with tremendous enthusiasm. It is celebrated in various cities of the country such as Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Baroda, Vadodara, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Chandigarh etc. The 2016 Road Safety Week is from 11th January to 17th January.
What Is Road Safety Week
It is a whole week celebration where people are encouraged about driving like how to drive in various situations. Apart from this, people got to know about the safety measures that should be kept in mind while driving. Wearing of seat belt, use of helmets etc are such things involved in this discussions.
How It Is Celebrated
The celebration is very interesting as people get the information in a smart and engaging way. You will see various drawing and painting competitions, exhibitions, road safety announcements, workshops, seminars, debated on road safety by All India Radio. Free medical checkup camps, road safety quiz to promote the safety on roads. For children, the week becomes unforgettable as they learn about road safety through various games like puzzles, card games, board games, traffic safety games etc.
What To Achieve
- Promote road safety measures in communities, schools, colleges, offices and also on roads
- Decrease the rate of road accidents which is rising
- Following of traffic rules
- Avoid mobile phones while driving
- Prohibition of drinking and driving
- Maintain the speed on the roads accordingly
- Understand the importance of road safety everyday
According to a survey from WHO, each year, road traffic injuries take away lives of 1.2 million men, women and children around the globe. The death toll is higher in the countries like India where the motorcyclists and passengers lack the safety norms.
Life is one and is precious! Therefore, it is very important to stay aware of the safety rules on road and also much more important to follow it!
Don’t be a fool, Follow road safety rules!