Life, Death and Following Traffic Rules by Apurva Rakesh – Class – VII – C – DPS Surat

I’m pretty sure that all those who are reading this article have broken at least one traffic rule in their life. It may be missing a red light or underage driving and quite a few times wondered how really these rules help us. Although I’d love to say that they’ve been made by the government for earning extra money but that’s not the case. Believe it or not these rules may prove to be the line between life and death for somebody, a red light for an elderly person who cannot cross roads like those young runners. These rules just don’t work for the drivers of the vehicle but for every citizen who uses the roads. Sometimes we don’t realise this but they do.

Apurva Rakesh

Class – VII – C

Delhi Public School Surat

Traffic Rules and Road Safety: a message by Yashi Champaneria Class-VIII- D DPS Surat

Following traffic rules is an essential part of our lives. This is a set of allocated rules which makes the traffic all over the world manageable. This prevents loss of life. Road safety should also be followed by pedestrians and drivers alike. This also helps saving countless lives. This especially should be implemented by Indian citizens as India is an overpopulated country, the main cause of loss of lives in India is due to road accidents caused due to not following the traffic rules. This may be due to petty reasons such as drinking and driving, speeding, changing lanes without a warning or simply not following the traffic rules.

‘5 Killed In Car Crash and 2 Injured.’

These kinds of headlines are frequently read in newspapers. To think why this happens is not a puzzle, the answer is simply due to violating traffic rules. India is not properly aware about following traffic or road safety rules and regulations. The Government should put up schemes and spread awareness on this serious issue. With the help and cooperation of the citizens the roads will be a safer place, by preventing loss of lives and preventing the damage of public property, to stop excessive pollution as gas leakage and the wreckage of metal car bodies is harming the nature day by passing day. Government has applied schemes such as no drinking and driving, no speeding on highways to spread awareness in India. The Government has enforced strict punishments to those who do not follow the road and traffic rules. The road law enforcers are such that they are non-corrupt, install proper working traffic signals and safety cameras, paint zebra crossing on the road and fine the citizens who break the traffic rules without any discrimination on their part.

But if the citizens do not follow the rules, no matter how many schemes the Government props up with, this all will be in a vain. So if we all value our lives follow the rules because no matter how much money we pay, how much we regret our choices and feel guilty once lives are lost, memories forgotten and hearts broken they can never be brought back again.

Yashi Champaneria

Class -VIII D

Delhi Public School Surat

Road Safety Message from Preet Sharan- Class VII-F-Delhi Public School Surat

“You Only Live Once”

 Everyday many people are killed or get severally injured . One should learn and use the roads carefully and safely. In a survey it was said that every ten seconds there is a road accident somewhere in the world. People in India take road safety rules very lightly. Over speeding is a common sight on the roads. Outside India in many developed countries road safety rules are very strict. The traffic department of Surat city earns crores of rupees every year. Roads, nowadays have become very busy. One should use a pedestrian crossing or an overhead bridge to cross roads. In case there are none, one should look left and right and the cross the road. As for drivers, one should wear a seat belt and turn on the indicator lights while turning or changing the lane. Two wheeler drives must wear a helmet while riding their two wheeler.

FOLLOW ROAD SAFETY RULES PROPERLY AND YOU’LL LIVE TO USE THEM AGAIN……

USE THEM CARELESSLY AND YOU MAY NOT LIVE TO USE THEM AGAIN!!

LIFE IS PRECIOUS….. TAKE CARE OF IT!!!

Preet Sharan

Class VII-F 

Delhi Public School Surat

A Message from Reet Magoo of Class VII-C on following Road Safety Rules

Whenever I hear about road safety rules the first thing that reflects my mind is that are we really following safety rules?? These rules are very simple but it requires immense patience and discipline to follow them, that we lack. It can create a big impact on our lives, the innocent ones and the people around us. It is just one step to make India a developing country into a developed one. Now-a-days even with our highly sophisticated technology many people are disobeying the rules. There are separate roads for bicycles but the motorcycles and cars block their way. On the other hand the system is faulty too. The traffic police are sitting idle too which leads too many accidents. Reportedly in India from 1997 to 2006-14000 accidents have taken place. When we talk about Road Safety Rules, we feel they are over-icing on the cake. But the road safety rules are very important to prevent accidents & the best way to follow the Road Safety Rules is to act like a police herself/himself. It is for the betterment of the future. Remember we the children of India, no one can stop us from making India a civilized nation.   So,

“ALERT TODAY, ALIVE TOMORROW” &

LET US TAKE AN INITIATIVE TO DO SO,

ALL WE NEED IS ELDERS BLESSING & ENCOURAGEMENT”.

Reet Maagoo

CLASS VII – C

Delhi Public School Surat

An Earnest Appeal To All Parents, Teachers and Students

In the last two days I have been witness to three gruesome road accidents involving young children on two wheelers on Surat roads. This, in-spite of Surat city having the best roads in the country. In all the three cases none of the riders of the vehicles had any protective helmets on them. In fact in yesterday’s accident I could see that the pillion rider was injured more than the driver. So the pillion rider also needs the protection of a helmet.

I am also aware of many other cases where young lives have been lost due to road accidents in Surat causing irreparable loss and pain to their near and dear ones. I can say with certainty that wearing a helmet can save lives and reduce the damage caused in accidents. Years ago my only brother met with a road accident on the ghat road between Coimbatore and Ooty. He was on a motorcycle and met with an accident with a four-wheeler coming down the ghat section of the road. He was gruesomely injured in this accident. In fact, the impact on his head was so strong that a small stone had penetrated his helmet. His life was saved only because he was wearing a good helmet. I narrate this only to share my first hand experience.

There are many other incidents where lives were saved by wearing helmets on two wheelers. I have also noticed a tendency of drivers even educated ones follow rules only to avoid being reprimanded by a traffic cop. They don’t see any value in following rules and adopting safe driving practices unless something drastic happens to them or their near ones. We need to come out of this attitude and understand that the cops are there only to oversee and help us follow rules and correct our errors for our welfare. I have also seen young drivers (even older ones at times) using their Cell Phones while riding a two-wheeler. One hand on the Throttle and another on their phones and that too on a busy road with lots of Vehicular traffic. I have seen some of them sending text messages on the go!!?? They are putting themselves to tremendous risk. Drive defensively – assume that the other person will always be an irresponsible driver and take precautions. You can mitigate any eventuality by this approach. Observe speed limits. I hope the readers of this Blog post set examples for others in the city to follow. If you or anyone in your family or friends is riding a two-wheeler, please ask them to always wear a good quality protective helmet and follow traffic rules and drive safe.

Life is precious. Let us not squander it.

(G.R.Sivakumar)

Dated: 18th June 2014