DRIVE SMART DRIVE SAFE
“ Accidents are avoidable, all it takes is to be aware of your surroundings"
To develop the leadership qualities and to inculcate a sense of safety on the roads a special activity was organised for the students of Class VI to XII keeping in mind the motto DRIVE SMART DRIVE SAFE on May 7, 2019.
SIAM with Ministry of Road Transport & NGO Drive Smart Drive Safe, have organised India’s biggest Human Chain Campaign involving 50 Lakhs People joining 1 Crore Hands during Road Safety Week in more than 100 Cities across the Country, named One Crore Haath Saath Saath .
According to the philosophy of this campaign roads are an integral part of our life. Each one of us uses them to go to school, offices, markets, hospitals, and then to reach home back. Safe driving is an essential component of road safety. Every day, so many people lose lives due to irresponsible and reckless driving. So the purpose of the campaign is to ensure road safety by sensitizing the concept of safe driving among people, especially the youngsters and children.
To take the movement to its logical next step, that is, from Awareness to Enforcement in a positive approach, the students formed Grand Human Chain in the school premises and kept two minutes silence in remembrance of Road Death Victims. Bhavanites also took the oath to be more cautious on the road and to help save lives in order to enhance their belongingness towards the society.
There are many ideas and laws that are created to ensure a safe and pleasurable driving experience. Some are avoiding aggressive drivers, alertness while driving, and vehicle following distance, vehicle speed, and special driving situations. The most important thing that the workshop emphasised on that one must not do is ‘HURRY’. Wise men have said ‘HASTE MAKES WASTE.
With a vision to make safer roads and to save irreplacable human life, Bhavanites joined hands to bring the change in the society. Overall the activity was highly informative and enlightening which not only augmented the experience of the students but also encouraged them to take initiative in case of any emergency.