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  • First of all there are many risk factors for people of any age. The specific reasons why young people have a higher risk of being involved in a road traffic crash are highly complex.  Young people are generally inexperienced road users. As with adolescent pedestrians or cyclists, the increased risk of a crash among young drivers can be mainly due to their inexperience on the roads. They may, for example, be less able to accurately perceive hazards, control the vehicle and make appropriate decisions on the road. Also social norms, including peer influence and the rebellion in youth culture can affect the behavior while acting on the road. For many young people, their friends (peers) are the most important people in their lives and are often also their primary source of behavioral norms. Teenagers can be led by what is considered “cool”, not necessarily what is safe. Peer pressure can mean that young people are more likely to behave in a risky manner on the road, both as novice drivers or riders, and as pedestrians.

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  • Why Road Safety for Me?
  • Youth
    • Youth constitute a major percentage of our population
    • ‘ You’ are the future of the country.
    • We want you to be successful in all areas of life and acquire the right skills required to navigate life- Driving is one such important skill.
  • The Global Scenario
    • 1) Over a 1000 young people, under the age of 25, die in road accidents across the world every day.
    • Road traffic injuries is the second leading cause of death among 20-24 year olds, globally.
  • Road Safety- A National concern
    • Nearly 1.18 lac persons died in road accidents in India in 2008.
    • These are only figures from records registered with the police.
    • More than five times that number get major injuries rendering them temporarily or permanently disabled.
  • India –Population of Vehicles
    • India accounts for only 1% of the world’s vehicular population but 10% of the total accidents.
    • The Indian car market is expected to reach 5 mn by 2015.
    • With more disposable incomes, the car market is growing very fast
  • Identifying the Problem
    • Lack of training infrastructure
    • Lack of positive driving culture
    • Poor enforcement of traffic laws
    • Loopholes in the Driving License procedure
    With a steep automobile growth, major reasons of the rise in the number of accidents in our country are:
  • Factors likely for accidents
    • Use of speed
    • Lack of helmet use
    • Not using the seatbelt
    • Drunken driving
    • Indequate knowledge of rules
    • Lack of experience in driving