Education

Why Road Safety Education?

Around 3150 children age 3 to 15 are killed or seriously injured on Indian road every year; this is almost 60 children per week -To reduce these and keep your children safe your concern is considered necessary.

80% of Indian schools do not have road safety curriculum but as a parent or guardian you must play a big role in helping them stay safe on roads. Children follow adults and copy their behavior, if they see you take risk on roads there will probably take risk too.

The best way that you can help out your child to stay safe on roads is to set a good example unto yourself when using roads. IFROS with its second-fiddle named as SAPROS (Student Assimilation Programme on Road Safety) by its methodology helps you to teach your child how to be safe pedestrian and teaching them about the importance of road safety code and how to stay safe when walking, cycling or riding a bike

Are you still not sure how road safety matches?

Research illustrates that your child can jot judge how fast vehicles are moving or how far away they are, children are most likely to die in a road collision than any other accident. In comparison with other countries India’s overall road safety record is very poor. And its rate of child fatalities is high when compared to others countries.

Hence we need a change!!!
To bring change-your concern is needed,
Therefore;
Road safety + concernchange, this is the main maxim of SAPROS.
Support us for this very cause and be a part of Nation’s integrity programme and become a root for bringing change.

Indian Federation of Road Safety produces a vast range of educational resources aimed to help plan and deliver effectively the message of road safety to people aged 3 to 15 years. These resources are created taking into consideration the national curriculum, which makes it easier for teachers to include road safety education into their regular classroom teaching. It is in these formative years that it is easy to mould a child into a responsible citizen i.e. one who respects and follows traffic rules and regulations set by the government for self safety and road users in general.

Teachers and parents alike can use these resources to help young children master the tasks involved in learning to stay safe on roads and also instill a strong civic sense in them.

Contributions and aimed fundamentals:

A Road Safety Education Program should begin at the pre-school level and prolonged edification throughout the child's school life.

  • Foundation tutoring should encompass practical training in a realistic road environment.
  • Use teaching methodology which follow the principles of child's aptitude and provide content that can be easily absorbed by children at that particular age.
  • Training needs to be customary, recurrent and must be combined with practice.
  • It should be customized to take account of education, cultural, transport and financial circumstances.
  • Road safety education should have a formal place in the school curriculum.
  • Schools programs should be non-breakable by community safety schemes.

The way adults – parents and teachers behave while using roads and following road rules will influence children even after the time they stop holding their hands to cross roads. Hence it is necessary for parents and teachers to be aware of their own behavior and follow all traffic rules set for our own safety and lead by example. Children of this age are too young to be responsible for their own safety, but they should be trained at this early age as it is easy to instill good habits in them in these formative years.

Children at this age should be educated to:

  • Hold hands with older children or adults when near a road or traffic.
  • Cross only at zebra crossings or a safe place to cross. Scrambling across the road with the child in hand will only set a poor example.
  • Walk only on footpaths, or at the edge of the road.
  • Get out of a car on the kerv side and not on the side of traffic
  • Play in safe places (away from roads) designated by an adult.
  • Formulate clear and simple road safety rules that children can understand. Remember always encourage and praise them especially when they do something right

As children at this age begin primary school there will be more occasions when they are on the road either as pedestrians, passengers in cars, school buses or public transport. At this age children are usually given more responsibility. However, it is recommended that they don't cross the road on their own and should always be accompanied by someone older.

Children at this age should be educated to:

  • Distinguish types of traffic signals and road signs
  • Understand where to stop, look and listen before walking across the road.
  • To recognize that small children cannot always be seen by motorists and to be familiar that traffic may come from unforeseen places.
  • Learn to use confined crossings, before learning to use others
  • To notice and look around for the people who are there to help them cross the road.
  • To use marked pedestrian crossings whenever possible.
  • To understand and use traffic lights (with or without marked pedestrian crossings).
  • To rationalize how to get to school and return from school safely.
  • To learn and understand the rules of the traffic behavior.
  • To be familiar with how and why vehicles contribute to safety or danger and to know that accidents can lead to injury and death.
Upper Primary Education:

Children at this age should be able to judge between right and wrong of road usage and conduct themselves well. They should be taught to:

When children move up to secondary high school, road safety becomes even more essential. Students start travelling longer distances and will be more likely to make these journeys on their own. They may walk, cycle or use public transport. It is essential to empower them to become a responsible road user. They should be taught to: