The Importance of Education in Traffic Safety

In order to effectively solve difficulties, public health issues are taken seriously into consideration. In our country, ‘Pakistan,’ there are a variety of health issues, but they aren’t taken seriously. Priority should be given to health and education in developing countries because they are directly linked to the country’s quick economic growth. To put it another way, Pakistan’s road traffic accidents have been dramatically disrupted by a rise in the number of vehicles on the country’s roads. Road traffic is not a problem that should be addressed through enforcement measures, but rather a common health issue that affects the general public. According to data compiled by the non-profit Social Research and Development Organization (which works to improve the state of Sindh’s road safety culture and programmes), Karachi, Pakistan’s largest metropolis, has a high severity rate. Areas such as Korangi Industrial Area, National Highway (Urban), Jinnah Road, and Shahrah-e Faisal all fall into this category.

Efforts must be made to make road safety education more accessible to all users. In terms of transportation, education is the least significant of the three E’s, but it has the potential to play a huge role if it is established early on. Stakeholder-centered planning and management are a must in this context. It is terrible that the majority of drivers on the road have no concept of common sense or traffic laws and regulations.
This is a direct result of reckless driving on the road, which eventually leads to a car accident. Instead of playing the blame game, the existing system has to be oriented. Without a fundamental understanding of road safety, a person should not be able to use the system in their own vehicle. In order to better raise awareness of the issue, road safety education and important subject matter should be provided at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. Traffic safety seminars, forums, and conferences that are open to the general public are another vital step toward improving safety. As part of documented regulation, road users should be allowed to attend these seminars in the past at the time they receive their licences.

Road safety education needs to be a joint effort by government agencies, the private sector, universities, schools, colleges, engineers, and practitioners. The first step to achieving any positive outcome is strengthening the foundations, and incorporating lessons on road safety into the curriculum is an excellent place to start. The next steps, including awareness initiatives, engineering, and enforcement difficulties, will be partially resolved after this step is completed.. Each type of road user, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians, and passengers, should be trained in the same way. Technical traffic crashes are linked to the obligations and rights of each class.

Although road safety cannot be fixed quickly or even eliminated, there are a number of ways it can be minimised, as stated above. In addition, it is everyone’s duty to cultivate a feeling of civic responsibility, which is the most pressing issue. Everyone is focused on increasing their individual portion of the traffic. Road safety education is the only way to improve the skills of the players on the road, who are essentially road users.