Safety means protecting ourselves from any danger that may hurt us or endanger to our lives. Unsafe practice is a great peril to both life and property. A two wheeler rider who rides recklessly not only risks his own life, but also the other road users.
School children getting run over by their same school vans or getting knocked down while crossing the road or getting drowned in die pond or falling from high places or getting electrocuted and so on; such news appear in the newspapers.
This is because of their lack of knowledge about overall safety, be it 011 die road or anywhere. While crossing die road, they must not run across in blind panic. Wait till the traffic policeman or the green ‘Walk’ signal appear. Even then look for some vehicle drivers who jump signals and cross die road with the others.
After reaching the centre, again pause till you see no speedy vehicle approach, then cross over. Do not cross by scaling over the central medium fencing the way many people do. Wherever subways are available, use them to cross over. In the absence of both, cross at the Zebra crossing point.
After getting down from the school van, stay away and wait until the van leave, then get a good view of the road and cross over. Do not play on the road while waiting for the bus. Walk on the pavement, avoid foot board travel.
Many young boys and girls drive cars and ride two wheelers without a valid license. This will lead to complications. If you are the one who commute to school and back home in bicycle, read the traffic signs and get yourself familiar with. This will help you considerably. See road safety charts to know traffic signs.
Never go alone for a swim. Always take an elder member. Do not tamper with electrical items. Current has no mercy! Whether young or old, its shock will be devastating. And safety does not end there itself. Even in the bath room an accident can occur if the floor
is slippery. Similarly, while getting down the staircase, position yourself sideways. This way, a fall will not amount to serious injury.
While going by bus or by car, do not throw any waste paper outside the window. It may fall on a two wheeler rider and unseated him/her. Do not call a person who is driving a vehicle. His sudden movement could divert his attention.
Always carry an address slip and telephone numbers when going out. When you see an abandoned parcel in die bus or at railway station, move away and raise an alarm. It may contain some explosives. Let safety usher you always, even if it takes some extra time. Better late than never.
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