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Traffic Signs and Road Safety

Protect yourself by learning traffic signs and road safety measures.
Traffic signs are silent speakers on the road. Whether it is a person behind a wheel or pedestrian, sound knowledge about road safety is necessary for everyone before walking on the roads.

Traffic signs give information about the road ahead, give instructions on moving to the main intersection or junctions, alert the drivers or guide them, and ensure proper work of road traffic. Being unaware of the signs of the road, throwing the air carefully is the same. This can lead to loss of life and property. A person is considered familiar (received through written or verbal examination) with traffic signals and symbols before getting a driving license in India.

Road safety signals are mainly of three types:

1. Mandatory Signs

These traffic signs are used to ensure free movement of traffic and street users are made aware of certain laws and regulations, restrictions and restrictions. The violation of these road safety signals is a crime according to the law.


 Mandatory Signs, Cautionary Signs, Informational signs


2. Cautionary Signs

Cautionary Signs


These traffic signals warn the road users of dangerous conditions on the road already. Accordingly, the driver performs the necessary actions to handle the situation.

3. Informational signs

. Informational signs


These traffic signs tell road users about destination, distance, alternative routes, and key locations such as food couples, public toilets, close hospitals etc.

Road safety education
Education about road safety is often provided at schools, colleges, workplaces, clubs and public places. However, there may be other ways of generating public awareness:

Distribute booklets and pamphlets in schools.
Show submissions on road safety, traffic signs and negative aspects of road accidents in classrooms.
Share online content with colleagues.
Encourage parents to help children learn preventive measures in real time.
Educate teachers with basic laws and rules on the road.
Street safety celebration
Each year, India's leading metro cities celebrate Road Safety Week to promote awareness about road safety measures and various traffic signals. Throughout the week, the Transport departments of various states create awareness through the community building process on schools, colleges, offices and roads. They also make people aware about drunk driving, high-speed driving, the importance of wearing helmets for bikers, and seat belts for four-wheelers. They also educate about traffic and driving signals. Many times, they choose the theme to communicate with the public. Road safety week 2018 will be observed in India from November 19-25.

A Road to Hell: National Statistics on Accidental Deaths in India
Driving in India can be more dangerous than you and I can imagine. According to statistical reports published in 2017, 3 deaths occur every 10 minutes due to road accidents in India. When all developed nations are focusing on reducing the rate of accidental death, Indian roads have become worse than before. According to a report published by the World Health Organization (2013), India has the highest number of deaths of road accidents (105,725 deaths) in the world. In Indian states, Maharashtra (where there are the worst cases of death in Mumbai ie 25,471 road accidents), Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are at the top of the list. The report also clarifies that the inefficient law enforcement, the ignorance of driving signals, the driving of drunk drivers, the adoption of a low helmet user, seat belt and lack of children in vehicles, behind such high rates of road accidents in India The main reasons are.


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