Road safety rules are not only necessary for vehicle owners; they are equally essential for people walking on the streets.
Keeping this in mind, Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with National Highway and Motorway Police (NH&MP) held a Road Safety session for the public to teach them how they can start taking road safety measures.
Road Safety aims to reduce the death rates, injuries, and loss of property resulting from traffic accidents. Here are a few tips on road safety, which we all must not forget for our own safety.
Keep your vehicle in a good condition
If the vehicle has any kind of fault, it can cause an accident. So, always keep proper maintenance of your car, motorcycle, or any other vehicle that you own so that you can avoid accidents.
Before getting behind the wheel, get a learning driving license and try to learn driving from reputed schools. If the driver is untrained, he could cause a crash on the road. If your car is being driven by a chauffeur, make sure that your driver is properly trained before you allow him to drive your car for you.
Wearing the seatbelt is critical. Always wear it as it prevents you from hitting the windshield, steering wheel, doors, etc. It prevents passenger ejection during a severe accident that involves a rollover. The chances of surviving this type of accident increase by 45% when wearing a proper safety restraint device. In pickup trucks, that number increases to 60%.
Face the traffic
When you are on the road, you should be visible to everyone and keep an eye on everything. As a pedestrian, you should be visible to everyone on the road. Try to walk on the right side of the road because most of the traffic in our country runs on the left side. If we walk on the right side of the road, we would be able to keep an eye on the traffic.
Make eye contact
Don’t just look at the vehicles while walking on the road, but also make eye contact with the drivers. There is a chance that the driver might be busy on the phone, so if you make eye contact with him, he will start paying attention to you and the road.
Look around before crossing the road
Always look on both sides of the road before crossing it. Many people cross the road without even looking around themselves, which causes accidents. One of the best things to avoid accidents is to check on both sides if there is traffic or not.
While walking on the road, if you feel an increased body temperature, then stop walking and stay for a few minutes. If you feel any kind of sickness, immediately contact your doctor.