Chandigarh: November 20, 2018. (PCP) As part of Road Safety Festomania - 2018, a workshop on Road Safety was organized in Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh on November 19, 2018.
The students were educated on the importance of following the traffic rules not only to avoid penalties but for the sake of their own and others' safety.
The resource person, Ms. Parul from Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., explained the various reasons of road accidents and stressed on the need to observe traffic rules in order to reduce the number of casualties on the road.
It has been statistically shown that during the past 5 years the number of fatalities and injuries associated with road accidents are steadily increasing, which is largely due to ignorance of safety measures and non- adherence to traffic rules. Some effective measures of road safety such as the use of good quality of helmets, wearing of seat belts, the right use of indicators, defensive driving according to weather and road conditions, use of vehicle lights & mirrors, maintaining speed limits, understanding the traffic lights & signals, etc. were emphasized.
The students participated with enthusiasm in activities such as slow riding and slalom. 10 finalists were selected from among the participants for the final event to be held on November 24, 2018.