National road safety week is celebrated from 11th January to 17th January every year in our country India to create awareness about road safety and minimize road accidents & save life.
On this 2021 we are celebrating 32nd National Road Safety Week.
At first in the year 1989 awareness for the National Road Safety Week was celebrated and at that time about 36,000 had lost their lives. So this tragic story is related to the observation of this awareness week.
Later in the year, 2010 march 15 gave sanction to the National Road Safety policy by Cabinet Union of India which was recommended by the Sunder Committee through a written document in 2007 February.
Themes of this day:
30th National Road Safety Week 2019 theme, ‘road safety is life safety’. Safety of the roads depends upon us to follow every rule of traffic or to improve infrastructure, then only our life will be out accident risk.
31st National Road Safety week 2020 theme, ‘ No need to speed’. Severe accident issues or maximum accident cases are due to the speed of vehicles where people died on the spot.
Set it in the mind and do not speed your vehicle. It is better to arrive late than no arrival.
32nd National Road Safety Week 2021 theme, ‘ Safe yourself to save your family’. Apply all the safety measures while going through a vehicle and always follow the traffic rules.
If we do not safe ourself then it is more chance to be in problem. Only you and I know that how much important we are for our family. Keep it in mind and drive safe drive carefully.
What road safety measures should be taken for aged and physically handicapped persons
Concerning road safety, as we all know the problem of aged and physically handicapped persons are that they need some extra time to cross the road comparing to a normal being. So, in this case, we should be very humble and support them.
In the city like Singapore where automatic traffic systems ar generated, there is a scheme to extend time limits to crossing the road for these persons.
They are provided with a card (green Man card) and they have to scan it in a traffic machine wherever they want to cross the road to extend time limits.
This scheme is very helpful for them and they can able to cross roads safely & easily.
Although we have no such schemes or not so developed, I can say that without any scheme in this case simply we can help them by following traffic rules obediently wherever we may be i.e. expressway in India, the highway in India or in any way and helping them to cross the road in case of necessity.
Information you should know:
Here is below some important information lets take a look,
- You will be very surprised to know that, India is in the 1st position comprising the highest accident deaths.
- Approximately 4,67,000 accidents were happening per year in India and about 1,50,000/ year are dying of it.
- According to WHO (World Health Organisation), the top 3 main reasons for traffic collision are, over speed limit driving, under the influence of driving, not wearing of seat belts & helmets.
- It is identified that accidents in India put an impact on losing GDP by about 2%.
Road safety week celebration:
National Safety Council of India organizes every year National Road Safety Week along with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
On this occasion, they reveal the National Road Safety Week policies. Many nongovernment organisations also hold many events and celebrate this awareness week.
Students of many institutions take part in marathon, walkathon, awareness campaign and holding quotation cards aware people about the importance of road Safety.
In this year 2021, we are celebrating 32nd National Road Safety Week from 11th January to 17th January.
I think, here is mentioned briefly what we all need to know and take positive action for making better our celebration purpose.
Many organisations and government bodies are trying their best to sensitize public and to control completely the road accidents.
But the result is not so appreciable. It completely depends upon all of us to contribute personally to the success of our country’s vision.
At last, I will say, we all should follow the traffic rules, avoid distraction while on the road, not drunk driving & unsafe driving. If we all make safe ourselves then the whole country will be safe.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. When we are celebrating National Road Safety Day?
Ans:- We are celebrating National Road Safety Week every day from January 11th to January 17th per year. Some organisations celebrate it for a month.
2. When this National Road Safety Week starts and ends?
Ans:- National Road Safety Week starts on 11th January and ends on 17th January.
3. Why are we celebrating this road safety week?
Ans:- We all are observing it to make people aware and do action concerning road safety. Through this awareness week celebration, we will be able to control casualties due to road accidents.
4. How do we improve this road safety awareness?
Ans:- We may improve this road safety awareness contributing in the group or also personally by educating and awaring the public through an awareness campaign, National Road Safety act or utilizing social media as an awareness platform.
5. Why is road safety being important?
Ans:- Everyday many peoples are getting injured and losing their valuable life in road accidents due to carelessness. Which is in our hand to save a life through road safety measures. So It is very much important to control accidental death.