Road Safety Awareness Essay

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Road Safety Awareness and Practices among Youths in special reference with Coimbatore City, Tamil Nadu Stanislaus. F * and Dr. Henry Rozario** * Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Cell: 9486056248, Email: stanislausmsw@gmail.com ** Associate Professor & Head, P.G. Department of Social Work, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur. Cell: 99444 02956. Email: henryrozario.j@gmail.com ABSTRACT In India, Road Accidents are Deadlier than Terrorists. Road safety is a major issue affecting the road sector. Road safety remains a serious impediment to sustainable human development in India. Road accidents continue to be an important social and economic problem in developing countries like India. Growth in the number of motor vehicles, poor enforcement of traffic safety regulations, poor quality of roads and vehicles and inadequate public health infrastructures are some of the road safety problems facing in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in India with a greater share of hospitalization, deaths, disabilities and socio-economic losses in the young and middle-aged population. India accounts for more than 200,000 deaths because of road accidents, according to the Global Road Safety Report, 2015 by the World Health…show more content…
The surge in motorization coupled with expansion of the road network has brought with it the challenge of addressing adverse factors such as the increase in road accidents. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), road traffic injuries are the sixth leading cause of death in India with a greater share of hospitalization, deaths, disabilities and socio-economic losses in the young and middle-aged population. Road traffic injuries also place a huge burden on the health sector in terms of pre-hospital and acute care and

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