Everyday many people are involved in road accidents. Some are killed. Many
more are injured or maimed. So it is important for us to learn to use the
roads properly and safely. No sane person would like to be involved in an
As the roads are very busy nowadays, we should be very careful when
crossing one. It is safer to use a pedestrian crossing or an overhead bridge
whenever one is available. Never cross a road by dashing across it. That is
inviting trouble. If there are no crossings, then we must look carefully
right and left and cross only when it is safe to do so.
Some of us take the bus to school. It is important that we do not try to
get on or off a bus while it is still moving. I tried to get on a moving bus
once. It dragged me a short distance and nearly ran over me. I was lucky to
escape with only some scratches on my legs. Also we must not fool around
while in the bus. A suddenly lurch can send us knocking our heads against
Using a bicycle can be dangerous too. We must pay attention on the road
and never cycle too far out to the middle of the road. We must obey all
traffic rules. Also we must make sure our bicycles are in good condition
with working brakes, lights etc.
These are some things we can do to avoid accidents. However there is no
guarantee that we will never be involved in one. The important thing is to
stay alert at all times while using the roads. We must know what is
happening around us. In that way we can take necessary action to avoid
danger whenever we see one. Road safety is very much up to how we use the
roads. Use them carefully and we may be able to use them for a long time.
Use them carelessly and we may never be able to use them again.