I. Answer the following
1. Prepare slogans for road safety
i. Safety ever. Accident never.
ii. East or West safety is first.
iii. Be a safety hero. Score an accident zero.
iv. Alert Today. Alive to tomorrow.
2. Identify the following signs.
a. No U Turn
b. No Entry
c. Cross Road
3. Discuss about the statistics of 2017 accidents data.
Nearly three persons died every ten minutes in road accidents across India last year.
The Report, prepared by the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and highways, discovered that a total of 4,64,910 road accident were reported by States and Union territories in the calender year of 2017, claiming 1,47,913 lives and causing injuries to 4,70,975 persons.
The subject of road safety is an important one. Victims of hit and run cases would now be compensated for up to Rs one million in case of road accident fatalities.
Among vehicle categories involved in road accidents, two-wheelers accounted for the highest share (33.9%) in total accidents and fatalities (29.8%) in 2017.
However there has been a decline in the total number of road accidents as compared with the year 2016. In percentage terms the number of accidents in 2017 was lower by 3.3 percent and injuries 4.8 percent over that of the previous year.
4. Debate: Is wearing helmet necessary?
It is important for motor cyclists to understand the risks of riding without a helmet.
Riders who do not wear helmets are at risk of suffering traumatic brain injury if they are in an accident.
Without protection, the head is vulnerable to a traumatic impact in an accident even when travelling at low speeds.
Wearing helmet is absolutely necessary for riders and pillion riders.
5. Draw posters related to road safety.