We all know that the government is responsible for the public’s safety. It is the very reason why many projects, bills, and funds are allotted yearly. This is for the welfare and protection of the general public. One of these includes providing people with a safe road to travel.
Statistics show that in Australia, there is already 874 provisional road fatality as of September 2018 alone. This is the very reason why the need for a safer road is a must. When it comes to road safety projects, it is correct to assume that a large sum of money is involved in protecting the public. However, there are simpler ways that the government can do to ensure that its people can travel without putting in a lot of investment, and these are as follows.
Road Safety Education
One of the best investments would be educating the youth with the basics of road safety. Parents should always set good examples to their children by obeying rules themselves. Schools can play a significant role in educating the youth on safety measures. Engaging young minds in stimulating yet straightforward activities can help introduce and raise awareness on public road safety.
Better Public Transport
The best way to ensure the public can travel to and from their destination with ease and safely is by investing in better public transport. Not only will these make the people’s lives much easier, but this can also reduce pollution and increase fuel efficiency while we enjoy a safer road experience. It frees up a considerable amount of time and helps the public and the government save money – making it a win-win situation for everybody.
Installation of Durable Road Safety Equipment
Safety barriers, for example, are easy yet durable, cheap and effective ways to control traffic. With speed bumps in public highways, drivers will be forced to slow down on areas where a large number of people go about their daily business. Bollards, on the other hand, can help keep people, and properties safe by reducing traffic and delineating areas.
Improved Driver’s Training
Every time we travel, we put out life in the hands of the driver – whether that is you, a friend, a family member or one who drives a public utility vehicle. With improved training, we can be sure that all drivers are knowledgeable and capable enough to drive safely. By concentrating on hazards, traffic rules and compulsory retesting every time a driver renews his license, this can make a significant impact in keeping the public safe and secured while on the road.
Strict Implementation of Traffic Rules
When there is a stringent set of rules that the public knows are being implemented, the people will find ways to abide in every way they can. The great thing is, in Australia, the government already made an impact by letting offenders know how serious traffic rules are in this part of the world. With the strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations, one can make a better and safer road experience for everyone.