Importance of Road Safety
Road safety is the safety of people from road side injuries and accidents. It is the prevention and protection of road accidents by using all the road safety measures. Every person going on the road has a risk of injury or death. Such as pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, passengers, etc. It is said that a person’s brain works in such a way that it tells the concerned person how safe he is at that time. Wherever you go, wherever you are, your own safety is something you should be concerned about all the time.
Many of us have a habit of running across roads, disregarding traffic signals that often result in pathetic accidents. Similarly, whenever you go on the roads, driving your car, listening to your favorite music or even talking to a friend over the phone. Driving a bike, rushing against the wind itself and making a road character out of yourself. Do you think that you’re safe out there on the roads? Because if you think that you are safe, I have got news telling you that you’re not and that being safe on the roads is something that can’t be achieved easily…one needs to care for himself, one needs to take care of his surroundings, understand what’s happening around and then work on it.
Road safety is something that according to me should be taken not just as a concern but as a subject that should be taught, taught to the children and the ones that are on just learning how to drive and how to co-op up with the everyday traffic. There should not be late in making children well aware of the road safety rules and measures at an early age. It’s not a matter that can be taken lightly, as road rashes, road rages are the major things that cause road accidents. It should be the duty of parents and teachers to teach them properly under their nice supervision.
In our everyday lives, road safety carries a lot of importance, it’s important how we walk, drive or do anything on the road. People define road in two ways, one is “A Busy Road” and the other is a “Not so busy road”. A busy road can be defined as the road where there’s a lot of traffic going in and out every day. To avoid these, a driver should be careful not to break the road safety rules and maintain the road safety culture. However, that’s not the case. A road is a road no matter if it has zero, some or so much traffic on it. A road is a road no matter how busy it gets in the day or how lonely it gets in the night. There is absolutely no excuse to not abide by the traffic laws.
Road safety is increasingly becoming a major killer and a worldwide concern. Everyone needs to be well aware of the road traffic rules especially children and young people who are at significant road accident risks.