Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Practice Safety

  • Use zebra crossing.
  • Don't cross the road at bends / blind corners. It is dangerous.
  • Wear light coloured clothes at night.
  • Use pavements / footpaths and be safe.
  • Don't walk in groups on the road.
  • Never chase a ball, playmate or kite on the road. 

Safe Bus Travel

  • Make it a habit to form a queue.
  • Board and alight a bus only after it halts at bus stops.
  • Grip the handle bar or strap firmly, while standing in the bus.
  • Be ready in advance to alight at your destination.
  • While in the bus, shouting or making noise can distract the driver and cause an accident.
  • Leaning out of the bus or letting your arms or head stick out of the window can maim you for life.
  • While cycling be attentive to your riding and your surroundings.
  • Keep your cycle in good working condition.
  • Show appropriate hand signal before taking any turn/before changing lanes.
  • Ride on the left-hand side of the road, preferably on cycle tracks and not on pavements.
  • Paint the rear mudguard white and get a reflect or fitted on it.
  • Wear a protective helmet while riding.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Reducing Road Crashes

Road traffic crashes are predictable and can be prevented. Many countries have shown sharp reductions in the number of crashes and casualties by taking actions including:
• Raising awareness of, legislating and enforcing laws governing speed limits, alcohol impairment, seat-belt use, child restraints and safety helmets.
• Formulating and implementing transport and land-use policies that promote safer and more efficient trips; encouraging the use of safer modes of travel, such as public transport; and incorporating injury prevention measures into traffic management and road design.
• Making vehicles more protective and visible for occupants, pedestrians and cyclists; using daytime running lights, high-mounted brake lights and reflective materials on cycles, carts, rickshaws and other non-motorized forms of transport.