Dear Park in-charge,
Sub : signs on traffic safety, civic good and animail rigths
Heard on a whatsapp group of street dogs being hit with sticks. Also I notice that many in the park, get unneccessarily scared of the 2-3 street dogs. Would be good to have a 2-3 sign boards on animal rights and dog behaviour.
* Harming animals is a crime under Article 51A(g), . IPC Sections 428 and 429 . Don’t harm cats, dogs and other street animals. Also 11 (1) (a) to (o) of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960.
* Don’t run from a dog, it sees that as playful behaviour. It can run much faster than us. Best to stay still for a few seonds, walk slowly and don’t look at them directly in the eyes.
Next weekend I plan to collate information from :
Traffic safety : can see a few designs here https://goo.gl/Fp8MBo and see the ones I have brought along. Can we please put these up in the park?
Give way to pedestrians crossing the road. 50% of accidents involve pedestrians.
Pedestrians : cross the road in a straight line. Diagonal crossing means tuffer for traffic to avoid you. Use foot paths and skywalks, where available, even if its more effort. Better than days suffering in hospital.