Indian Development foundation (IDF) in collaboration with Road safety club (Hyderabad) organized a road safety training in Sanskriti The School, Kothapet, Dilsukhnagar on 21st Nov 2013 for school children as an initiative to educate the public towards accident free India. The programme was conducted by Dr.P.Srinivas, Motor Vehicle Inspector , Andhra Pradesh, and Dr. Geetanjali, Pediatrican , Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad.Dr.Nikhil, Mrs.Swati , Mrs.Rama IDF Social Ambassadors , Mr.Shekar and Mr.Bipin from Road Safety Club attended and helped in coordinating the programme.
Indian Development Foundation and Road safety club invited all to be a part of it …..to be a pillar to build a nation with safe roads.
Road traffic accidents are one of the most important causes of ‘accidental' cause of death in children.Road Traffic Accidents are man made mistakes. Every year around 1,40,000 are being killed and around 5, 00,000 are getting injured in India due to road accidents children are oblivious to the danger around them. Curiosity, short stature, ignorance regarding road safety makes them even more vulnerable. The risk increases as children reach school age and have more independence and allowed to walk to school, cycle, visit friends or play in the premises.
There is no doubt that the good habits initiated in the school are transferred to the parents and other members at home. One day these children will grow up and become our country’s ‘Future Drivers’ and decide the safety of our roads. Hence it is crucial to address road safety in school at the budding age- not only to protect them from road accidents but also to build a nation with safe roads
UN Decade of Action for Road Safety: The UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.
“Children Are Too Young To Die”
Let us STOP children dying from road traffic accidents
Event objective was to inform children and teachers on "What can you do?"
There are many ways you can help to save little lives:
o Your mere presence as representative of Road Safety Club will make children “THINK ROAD SAFETY”.
o You can participate in interacting with children in learning road safety through activities.
o For those who are not in the field of road safety; it is a great way to learn road safety tips from the experts and spread the message to the community and the loved ones at home.
o Prepare yourself to be a future trainer to advocate road safety.
It is time to act
The school management , teachers and students appreciated IDF for arranging this programme and create awareness on Road Safety which has become very important for all.