Children for change: Stopping road accidents before they put a full stop on people’s lives

The students of Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul, Valsad came with a plan to work with residents and district RTO to minimize the risks that cause frequent road accidents.


The students of Shrimad Rajchandra Gurukul, Valsad came with a plan to work with residents and district RTO to minimize the risks that cause frequent highway accidents.

We realised that in our village and highway, lot of accidents take place which disturbs the family and also leave the family helpless without any support. It is pitiful to see such a state of family and friends and thus, we thought of taking up this problem and make little attempts to reduce accidents.

We came up with lot of solutions and tried to implement all in whatever possible way to bring in some positive effect and make everyone feel secured and take responsibility. We organized small street plays, screened road safety videos, set up lights and signal hoardings on the highways. We also made had direct talks with the people in the villages, visited the RTO and put tapes on heavy vehicles because that seemed more effective to start with.

We first made charts and went to the RTO for a better understanding the causes and solution to reduce road accidents. We planned a visit to villagers, petrol pumps and highway food joints to create awareness by explaining traffic rules. We identified the main accidents spots and causes of it thus realising the need of putting signals to get people more aware. We also targeted heavy vehicles without lights and put red glow tapes to reduce accidents in night and requested the drivers to switch their lights on.

All of this was aimed to minimise the cause of accidents to some extent.

Write to them at doshimanju@gmail.com to share your feedback/suggestions/appreciation.

This article is a part of our collaboration with Design for Change, a non profit that supports design thinking and model innovations in schools in India, to bring stories of social action by school children and the significant impact they’ve made in their communities.


  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Design for Change first began in 2009 at Riverside School, Ahmedabad, India and now reaches students in over 200,000 schools all across the world, offering a simple design-thinking framework to solve local issues of society and environment. more

   FOLLOW US

   SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
  Top Stories on TA






  Top Stories in BUSINESS






   Get stories like this in your inbox

  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Design for Change first began in 2009 at Riverside School, Ahmedabad, India and now reaches students in over 200,000 schools all across the world, offering a simple design-thinking framework to solve local issues of society and environment. more
   What's Good

Discuss this article on Facebook