Event Date: 8 Nov 2017
Description: Road Safety Week is celebrated across the world to reinforce Road Safety Behaviour among Road Users. India h the s a dubious distinction of having the highest number of fatalities on Road.
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 2014, 3% of the people who died due to road accidents were children. 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.
With a purpose of inculcating safety habits, the department organized a road safety quiz in collaboration with Traffic Police Faridabad. The students were provided with a questionnaire and a 30-minute test was conducted. They were apprised of the safety rules to be followed while driving or while on the road.
The outcome of the event:
• Some unknown facts about road safety were revealed.
• Students were motivated about wearing helmets while driving a two-wheeler.
• A general awareness was inculcated in the students.