ROLE OF CITIZENS IN TACKLING CRIME
The challenge of making
our roads safer can be met only with the whole hearted support
and commitment of the entire community. So what can we do to help
- Be a model road
user- Learn the rules and follow them conscientiously even when
nobody is watching. Don't justify traffic violations by saying
that you are sure that they are 'safe'. Remember, you are inspiring
others to violate law and they may do so under not so safe circumstances.
- Educate others-
anybody you can influence, your family, your friends or your
colleagues. The task of teaching the rules or road safety to
a society as diverse and heterogeneous as ours requires the
dedicated support of enlightened citizens. You can use your
special gift for art or music or theatre or technology for carrying
the message of road safety to the millions who need to be educated.
- Be active citizens-
Your enthusiasm can force even the most lethargic of systems
to move. Know the traffic problems and road safety issues of
your locality, your office, your child's school and so on. You
must follow up on the construction of that rotary or the installation
of that traffic signal that is needed in your locality. Your
enthusiasm shall ensure that no procedural bottle-necks hold
up urgently needed engineering works.
- Don't expect the
Government to do it all- The community has immense resources.
It can definitely raise internal funds for minor interventions
like building a wall to close a dangerous illegal entry point
or engaging private manpower to help in the regulation of parking
in commercial areas or outside schools.
- Always help the
accident victim - the fear of false implication in the matter
is totally irrational. You must be prepared to undertake the
responsibility of taking the victim to a hospital and waiting
for his family to appear. Remember- it could have been you.
- Volunteer as Marshals-
If you want to actively participate in traffic regulation and
law enforcement join as a marshal or inform us what you want
to do and how we can help you with it.