Importance of road safety

How Youth Can Help Create Awareness? Please share your experiences and also ask questions regarding it to help other road user's.

“Safety First” is “Safety Always.”

Keeping your kids safe at all times can be tricky when you cannot be with them always. Parents ensure the safety of their child at home, and teachers or caretakers are responsible for the kid’s safety at school. But who keeps them safe on the road? Whether your children walk to school or take the bus, they should be taught about the rules to stay safe on roads.

Importance Of Road Safety Rules and Regulations For Kids:

Unlike adults, children do not have the maturity to know what to do and what not, when walking on the roads. Without adult supervision and proper knowledge of road safety rules, children can put themselves at risk. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report for 2015, 3% of the people who died due to road accidents were children (1). Statistics also show that 480 kids were injured every day due to road accidents in the same year. What’s more disturbing is that of the 4,884 pedestrians who were killed in road accidents, 207 were kids.

When it comes to the safety of your children, you should not compromise. Teach about road safety for children as soon as they are old enough to step out of the house. Ensure that they understand what you are saying by practicing it with them.

Keep reading for more road and traffic safety rules and information for your kids.

Wet-Weather Driving Techniques

Learning the art of safe driving in adverse weather
requires preparation and training. Start with a vehicle
that’s ready for the rigors of the rainy season: good tire
tread, firm brakes and streak-free wipers. Add wetweather
driving techniques: dealing with reduced
visibility and traction, steering, braking and skid control.
When vehicle and driver are ready, practice in a safe,
secluded area. The driver who knows what to do in an
emergency is more likely to stay in control.

Preparing to drive in wet weather
Emergencies by definition happen suddenly with little
time for evaluation and decision-making. You have to be
prepared to act quickly to avoid a crash. A review of
nearly 12,000 collisions found that more than 37 percent
of drivers involved took no action to prevent or avoid
the incident.

Think caution
Get in the right frame of mind before you get behind the
wheel. Never drive when you’re emotionally upset or
rushed. According to traffic safety authorities, lack of
attention is a major contributing factor to auto crashes.
Additionally, your alertness level normally drops around
your regular bedtime. Nightfall only magnifies your risk
by limiting your field of visibility. If you must drive
during your regular sleep cycle, stop each hour and
freshen up. A best practice is to travel with another
person so that the responsibility of driving can be
shared to ensure a rested driver is behind the wheel.

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13 Rules To Ensure Road Safety For Kids

While it is important for children to know about road safety rules and regulations, they should not be given more information than they can handle. Here are a few basic road safety rules for kids that you can begin with.

First rule i will share soon

2. Stop, Look, And Cross

Your child may have to walk to school or the bus stop and back. They may only have to cross the street after the school bus drops them off. Even if they don’t, they may have to cross the street to get to a friend’s house or a neighbor’s. Whatever the case is, you should teach your kids to cross the road safely. Here’s how you can help them learn.

Always look for signals and use the pedestrian crossing to cross the road. In the absence of such markings, here is what you should do:

Look to your right and then to the left to see if there are any approaching vehicles.
If yes, wait for the vehicle to pass and then cross the road.
Never cross at bends.
Never cross between stationary vehicles.
Adults should always accompany children aged less than six and hold their hand when crossing the street.

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3. Pay Attention – Listen

Teach your kids that they may not always be able to see an oncoming vehicle, especially if they are standing near a bend. Therefore, they should listen to know if a vehicle is approaching. Cars and other vehicles on the road often use the “horn” at bends and at unmanned intersections to indicate that they are nearing. Tell your children:
1. If they hear a horn, stop and look to the left and right to see if any vehicle is approaching.
2, Listen for engine sounds nearby to know if there is a moving vehicle – explain how a loud noise indicates the vehicle is nearby, and a faint sound means it is away.

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