Monday 15 December 2014

Me & Road Safety

When man gave up his nomadic lifestyle and became a settler he built roads to connect various settlements. As civilization progressed a set of rules were decided upon to ensure the safety of the commuters on these roads. In today's India when our roads are filled with automobiles  these traffic rules are even more relevant then ever to ensure the safety of  the drivers and commuters on the road.
It is not only important to follow the traffic rules but also have some common road courtesy. As honk only when needed, not play loud music in our cars, do not put fancy distracting lights.  Keeping a safe distance from the car moving ahead is a very import thumb rule to be followed. As it give you time to stop your vehicle in case the vehicle in front of you makes a sudden stop.
Its very important that we use the indicator when we make a turn while driving or stopping.
Abrupt stopping of vehicle and making sudden turns on the road without giving a signal can cause an accident. We live in the world of internet.  Sites like Facebook,Youtube, Instagram form our opinions. Such sites can be used to create awareness about road safety,importance of following traffic rules and more importantly how to be safe ourselves and keep others safe. I firmly believe that road safety begins with me .I believe in responsible driving following the signs and directions. I follow the speed limits and I would prefer that others do the same. For safe driving people should not talk on their mobile while driving. They should always wear seat belts and stick to their lanes. They should not honk without the necessity.
NSDF or Nissan Safety Driving Forum is a nationwide road safety campaign That was started by the Nissan motor company limited. Its purpose is to create an awareness amongst the masses about responsible driving.
It focuses on road safety issues like we must always follow rules and wear the seat belt while driving.
The importance of seat belts emphasized by this demonstration by NSDF (image source )

Catch them Young. A youngster being educated about road safety and use of seat belt while driving (image source )

This campaign has been initiated in New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. This year it would be covering
8 new cities – Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jaipur, Vadodara, Nagpur, Chennai, Mangalore and Kochi.

A picture is worth a thousand words so I have created these graphics to show my support for this cause

Additional information about NSDF can be found Here The Nissan Safety Driving Forum.

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