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Copy of why road safety for me


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Copy of why road safety for me

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