Road Safety

A session on ‘Road Safety’ was organized by Ms. Neha Khullar, Director, Project Muskan Foundation on November 12, 2014. She informed the students that India has the second largest road network in the world with over 3 million km of roads of which 60% are paved. On the whole, the facilities for the road users are not up to the mark, leading to a high toll of the death victims. Recently, there is a growing concern over the road crash problem. She also said that Road safety is emerging as a major social concern in the country. The statistics are mind boggling with an average mortality rate of 100,000 persons dying in road accidents.

Ms. Khullar said that enhancing road safety is such a complex task that we all should shoulder the responsibility to achieve success in this area. At the end of the session she said that driving is a huge responsibility that must be learned in steps and practiced over and over. We have to drive safely, obey the traffic laws, and respect the rights of other drivers, she said. As per Ms. Neha, not only should we concentrate on our own driving, we should also be well aware of the other vehicles around us. The speaker said, driving safely also includes how and where we park and stop our vehicles. We shouldn’t be stressed, tired, or distracted and driving should be our only focus, we need to be both mentally and physically capable of controlling our vehicle, advised Ms. Khullar.

 



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