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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 (mainly buses and trams).The basic strategy of a Safe System approach is to ensure that in the event of a crash, the impact energies remain below the threshold likely to produce either death or serious injury. This threshold will vary from crash scenario to crash scenario, depending upon the level of protection offered to the road users involved. For example, the chances of survival for an unprotected pedestrian hit by a vehicle diminish rapidly at speeds greater than 30 km/h, whereas for a properly restrained motor vehicle occupant the critical impact speed is 50 km/h (for side impact crashes) and 70 km/h (for head-on crashes).


1.Wear a helmet:– While wearing a helmet for a long period can be uncomfortable for some, it keeps you protected not only from collisions at the time of a fall but even from wind blasts when riding at high speeds.

2.Avoid swerving between lanes:–Many 2-wheeler users love to ride across lanes and squeeze in tiny gaps but it’s advisable to avoid all this to avoid accidents. One should follow lane discipline and avoid sudden manoeuvring.

3.Always wear your seat-belt:– Make sure you’re belted up at all times, even if you’re in the rear seat. This will not only save you from fines but will even keep you protected.

4.Avoid distractions:– Distracted driving is among the major causes of accidents. Hence, one should avoid taking phone calls while driving. Basically, a driver should stay fully focussed on road at all times.

5.Stop, Look, And Cross:- At times, your child may have to walk on a public road alone, He should know that when crossing a street, he should first stop and look for any approaching vehicle and start crossing the street only if there’s no vehicle in sight. Of course, at traffic signals, he should cross the road only when the light goes red.

Some of the NGOs working for PUBLIC SAFETY: