A very good morning to teachers and fellow friends. I’m Dev Kukreja & today, I’m going to throw light on the topic ”road safety essay”. As we know, there has been an increase in the accidents reported involving students of this school. I hope this talk will raise your awareness to be more responsible and careful when using the importance road.
Road Safety Articles
I would like to identify some of the reasons why road accidents occur. First, speeding beyond the prescribed limits is the main cause. Some drivers not only speed but also drive recklessly, breaking road rules and beating the traffic lights. Moreover, drivers who are tired after long distance driving or after a long day work, may not be able to concentrate on the road, thus causing accidents. Youngsters using the road as their racing track is another cause too. Drivers who do not check and maintain their vehicles often may be involved in accidents because their vehicle is faulty. Many potholes and uneven roads which contribute to the poor condition of the road too can cause accidents.
However, these problems can be overcome with strict enforcement of traffic rules to those who flaunt the law. The offenders should be caught and fines should be increased. Only road-worthy vehicles, which have been maintained well, should be permitted on the paragraph on roads. Awareness campaigns on safe driving should be carried out everywhere. Since young drivers are high on the accident list, their age limit should be increased. If the drivers are involved in any accidents, their licence should be suspended.
I hope the short talk that I have delivered have given you some ideas of how to use the essay on road safety. Thank you for listening.
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By DENISE MAYCOCK
Tribune Freeport Reporter
THE Grand Bahama Road Safety Committee (GBRSC) was pleased with the level of knowledge and ideas penned by students on the importance of road safety in this year’s essay competition - ‘Making Our Streets Safe for All Road Users’.
Tanae Lewis, of St Paul’s Methodist College, won in the junior high school category, while Adrianna Gardiner, of Grand Bahama Academy, won the senior division. The winners and runners-up were announced and presented with their prizes at the Ministry of Education on Wednesday.
GBRSC chairman Reginald Fraser presented Ms Lewis with the first place prize of a laptop, and a tablet went to Ms Gardiner.
Sade Johnson and Aiyanna Ferguson, both of St Paul’s Methodist College, who were second and third in the junior category, were presented with a cell phone, and a $100 gift certificate from Bethel’s Books & Stationers, respectively.
Asher Percentie, of Sunland Baptist Academy, was second in the senior category and received a cell phone. Third place winner Jamaice Bazilio, of the Eight Mile Rock High School, received a $100 gift certificate from Bellevue Business Depot.
More than 900 traffic accidents occurred in Grand Bahama last year and the GBRSC, Road Traffic Department and Police Traffic Division announced several initiatives this year to sensitise the public of the importance of road safety. This included an essay competition for students.
Tammi Mitchell, secretary of the GBRSC, commended students from the various schools for their participation. She noted that the winners were only selected after two rounds of intense judging.
Several students were also presented with gift certificates, including Brenae Rolle, of Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy, who received a $75 gift certificate from Playtime Sports, and Delvonae Beckles, of Sunland Baptist Academy, who got a $75 gift certificate from Bethel’s Books & Stationers.
Daytwon Dames and Israel Taylor, who wrote a road safety rap song, also received $75 gift certificates from Bellevue Business Depot and Bellevue Gifts & Supplies, respectively. Jemonique Barnable, of St Paul’s Methodist College, who submitted an artistic drawing on road safety, received a $75 gift certificate from Gizmos & Gadgets.
Mary Cooper, district superintendent of education for West Grand Bahama, was pleased that the committee decided to use the forum to discuss such an important topic.
Karen Mortimer, National Road Safety Co-ordinator, brought remarks on behalf of the Road Traffic Controller Ross Smith.
The committee thanked the essay competition judges Samuel Rigby, Valeria Burrows and Maria Martin as well as participating schools and corporate partners for making the event a sucess.