Road Safety

Everyday many people are involved in road accidents. Some are killed. Many more are injured. So it is important for us to learn to use the roads properly and safely.

As the roads are very busy now-a-days, we should be very careful when crossing one. It is safer to use a pedestrian crossing or an overhead bridge whenever one is available. If there is no crossing, then we must look carefully right and left and cross only when it is safe to do so.

We must obey all traffic rules. These are some things we can do to avoid accidents. However, there is no guarantee that we will never be involved in one. The important thing is to stay alert all times while using the roads. Many people are involved in road accidents. Some are killed. Many more are injured. So it is important for us to learn to use the roads properly and safely.

In that way we can take necessary action to avoid danger whenever we see one. Road safety is very much up to how we use the roads.

Top 10 Road Safety Tips

Making or receiving a call, even using a 'hands free' phone, can distract your attention from driving and could lead to an accident.

In a collision, an unbelted rear passenger can kill or seriously injure the driver or a front seat passenger.

Any alcohol, even a small amount, can impair your driving so be a safe driver don't drink and drive.

At 35mph you are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian as at 30mph

Children often act impulsively, take extra care outside schools, near buses and ice cream vans when they might be around.

Tiredness is thought to be a major factor in more than 10% of road accidents. Plan to stop for at least a 15 minute break every 2 hours on a long journey.

When crossing a road always use a pedestrian crossing if there is one nearby. Help others to see you by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothing in poor light conditions

Observe and anticipate other road users and use your mirrors regularly.

Child and baby seats should be fitted properly and checked every trip.

Always keep a two second gap between you and the car in front.