- April 21, 2017
- Posted by: Anirudh Pulikonda
- Category: Road Safety
The rising traffic in the city, as well as rural areas of the country, has highlighted the importance of road safety education for students. In view of the importance of road safety, various programs have been arranged to ensure active participation of students and get an idea of road safety.
However, it’s important to make parents, community, government and all organizations of the civil society to participate the road safety among students.
“A child who learns about traffic rules and road discipline will grow up to be a law-abiding citizen. The habit of obeying traffic rules teaches a person a sense of responsibility, empathy for others and respecting the other person’s rights,” – The Hindu
The road safety education organized by the authorities from time to time is aimed to make students aware and educate them the traffic rules that they should abide by when they are on the road regardless whether it’s pedestrians or driving vehicles.
Road safety education would help students understand the importance of safety on the road when walking as a pedestrian or as one driving a vehicle. It’s also important to take immediate action such as calling the authorities for medical or transport aid or both.
Teach Importance of Road Safety Education
Road safety education can be organized at different levels. For this Parents, Schools and Educational Institutions need to participate in educating about Importance of Road Safety
Charity begins at home. You need to embrace this rule while educating your kids on Importance of road safety. As parents, you need to set a good example of one who’s aware of the traffic rules and as one who abides by them.
Thus, for example,
- while crossing a busy road, you generally hold your kid’s and don’t allow them to run ahead or walk behind.
- Teach them to be aware of when the road is safe and when it’s not.
- Ask them to stay beside you away from traffic.
- Following these simple tips would encourage your children to be keen while following busy roads.
- When crossing the road, teach your kids how to choose a safe place via which you can cross the road.
- Encourage them to decide if it’s safe to move ahead. Also, teach them about the various traffic signals.
For Schools/Educational Organizations
Schools need to play a wider role in ensuring road safety by properly educating and informing the students about the importance of road safety. Apart from educating, schools need to adopt new technologies like School Bus Management Systems that are available today.
These technologies should be such that they help schools in tracking the school buses they operate, Send real-time information to parents, and the like, and track the behavior of the driving personnel.
Some things to consider while choosing one
Equip Breathalyzer in School Buses
An important aspect of the bus management system that should be there, drivers having even the accepted level of alcohol should not be allowed to drive a vehicle because driving a school bus is a major and sensitive responsibility when compared to normal vehicles.
Make sure you get any footage recording mechanism with the service you choose. The cameras studded in the vehicle will track the movement of the vehicle and help find out the exact cause of a mishappening if any. The cameras would be helpful in recording the footages for future usage.
App for parents
This would help both parents, as well as school management, keep a track of the school buses. This is possible by using a mobile app which will help parents to monitor the movement of the vehicle on a real-time basis.
Further, while choosing, school managements should ensure the service provider offers high-quality real-time customer service. Thus, it should be able to furnish help such medical, police and organizational, which could avoid potential disasters.
The customer service is active round the clock, and it’s not that until the police, school, or parents come there and come to action. The customer service would be always a step ahead when it comes to ensuring the safety of children on board.
Choosing a quality Bus Management Service
While choosing a bus management service, it’s important to consider the features discussed above, which will ensure higher quality road safety, protects students from potentially dangerous situations.
Here at Cyrrup we develop a similar product known as VTrackU. VTrackU is an app that accommodates all the features as we discussed here. Apart from these features, the app helps parents manage their time for dropping their kids for vehicles with safety.
It’ll also help them to get alerts of school bus tracking so they could avoid wasting time in waiting at the bus stops. Parents can use it irrespective of their location like home, office or elsewhere