Thursday, 29 December, 2011

Road Safety: Some Thoughts


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Indians have felt the need for improved road infrastructure in most parts of India. Although improving roads and the traffic situation within the hearts of cities is proving to be difficult, thankfully new highways are being set up on the outskirts, linking various towns. The Delhi-Jaipur highway, the Bombay-Pune highway are just some of the examples. India has the second largest road network in the world with over 3 million km of roads of which 60% are paved. These roads make a vital contribution to the India's economy. 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.

These roads provide for smooth, easy riding, and make the journey so much more comfortable. As a result more and more families find themselves taking weekend trips to towns close-by, and this trend will only increase in the future.

Some of the tips while crossing the road :

a. Find a safe place to cross the road subways, footbridges, islands, zebra, pelican and traffic light crossings are ideal.

b. If you can't find a proper crossing then make sure you can see clearly along the roads in both directions and that drivers can see you clearly.

c. Take plenty of time to look around for traffic before you step out, and listen carefully in case something's coming that you can't see from where you're standing.

d. When you cross the road make sure you're concentrating It's easy to get distracted if you're listening to music on your headphones, or chatting and texting on your mobile.

e. Walk straight across the road - don't run Keep looking and listening while you cross.

From Roadsafetyrules dot in

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