|ROLL OF CITIZENS - COMMUNITY
|The challenge of making our roads safer can be met only with the whole
hearted support and commitment of the entire community. So what can we do to
help as citizens?
- Be a model road user- Learn the rules and follow them
conscientiously even when nobody is watching. Don't justify traffic
violations by saying that you are sure that they are 'safe'. Remember, you
are inspiring others to violate law and they may do so under not so safe
- Educate others- anybody you can influence, your
family, your friends or your colleagues. The task of teaching the rules or
road safety to a society as diverse and heterogeneous as ours requires the
dedicated support of enlightened citizens. You can use your special gift
for art or music or theatre or technology for carrying the message of road
safety to the millions who need to be educated.
- Be active citizens- Your enthusiasm can force even
the most lethargic of systems to move. Know the traffic problems and road
safety issues of your locality, your office, your child's school and so
on. You must follow up on the construction of that rotary or the
installation of that traffic signal that is needed in your locality. Your
enthusiasm shall ensure that no procedural bottle-necks hold up urgently
needed engineering works.
- Don't expect the Government to do it all- The
community has immense resources. It can definitely raise internal funds
for minor interventions like building a wall to close a dangerous illegal
entry point or engaging private manpower to help in the regulation of
parking in commercial areas or outside schools.
- Always help the accident victim - the fear of false
implication in the matter is totally irrational. You must be prepared to
undertake the responsibility of taking the victim to a hospital and
waiting for his family to appear. Remember- it could have been you.
- Volunteer as Marshals- If you want to actively
participate in traffic regulation and law enforcement join as a marshal or
inform us what you want to do and how we can help you with it.