A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of ‘Road Safety’.
Wikipedia defines the term ‘Road Safety’ as follows: “Road traffic safety refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured. Typical road users include pedestrians, cyclists, motorists, vehicle passengers, horse riders, and passengers of on-road public transport.”
Road safety thus is the precautionary measures taken to protect the safety of our lives on roadways, to prevent us from being killed or seriously injured. We, as pedestrians, are thus required by the law to follow the safety measures laid down by the traffic police while travelling on road in our private vehicles and even while walking.
They are predominantly simple in nature. Road safety basically involves easy acts such as wearing helmets while travelling by two-wheelers, using the zebra crossing while crossing roads and upholding basic traffic rules.
Another important rule would be wearing a seatbelt while travelling in a car. This ensures that at times of an accident, the number of injuries caused could be minimised. Again, air balloons, in many cars, are programmed to activate only on the occasion of wearing a seatbelt, making this very crucial thus.
Adhering to the speed limits, not using mobile phones when driving, and most importantly, never drinking and driving are other road safety rules that ought to be upheld.
Road safety can be summed up to be the 5 C of the road as laid down by the government. It advises road users as follows: “Kindly exercise the five C’s – care, caution, consideration, common sense and courtesy when using the roadways.”
Let us vow to be careful henceforth and practice road safety!