Road Safety Tips For Pedestrian

Though Pedestrian is the most important constituent of traffic, he belongs to high risk group on road. In order to remain safe from perils of road, pedestrians should cultivate the habit of using road infrastructure in proper manner. Subways, Zebra Crossings, foot over bridges should be used to cross the road. Short cuts and easy options of crossing roads are dangerous and should not be resorted to.

Simple actions on road will keep you safe:

  • Walk with care and with all sense.
  • Look towards oncoming traffic.
  • Never assume driver has seen you when you are about to cross the road, its your responsibility to save yourself.
  • Avoid crossing road where drivers may not be able to see you.
  • Wait for suitable gap in the traffic flow before crossing the road.
  • Never jump over the divider railings. You may tumble on to the traffic.

  • Always hold hands of children while crossing the road.
  • Avoid using roads for morning walks and jogging.
  • Take extra care if you have to cross the road on or near a crest or curve.
  • Avoid crossing road between parked cars.
  • Crossing road by the shortest and most direct route reduces your time on road.

Children are more susceptible to the dangers of road. It is not solely the drivers of the vehicles who cause accidents but carelessness of children and lack of awareness which add up the cause of accidents on road. Teach your child to walk on footpath, encourage him/her to use subways, zebra crossing etc. If you will do the right thing on road, your child will a follow you and will remain safe in traffic.

To cross the road children should learn following:

  • Stop at the kerb
  • Look at your right, left and right again.
  • Ensure that no vehicle is approaching Then walk across the road.

Courtesy:- Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India

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