Noida, Sept.17 (ANI): Amity University in association with ‘Institute of Road Traffic Education, College of Traffic Management’ conducted a workshop on ‘Road Safety and Alcohol Awareness Education’ at Amity campus, sector 125, Noida to raise awareness amongst youngsters on road safety issues.
During the workshop, key road safety techniques were highlighted and participants were provided with an insight into basic road rules.
The aim of the workshop was to enable participants to gain an understanding of the issues related to drunk driving and the effect of alcohol on body and brain.
Enlightening the participants on drunk-driving cases, Arun Pahwa, Trainer, Institute of Road Traffic Education said that drunken driving is one of the leading causes of road fatalities.
He highlighted that earlier the age group of accidental cases for drunk driving were between 21 years to 35 years but over the period of time, the age has significantly dropped to 15 years of age.
Sharing the statistics, Pahwa said, “In India, 1,41,526 people have died in road accidents during 2014, out of which 7836 people died in road accidents due to drunk driving. Nearly 16,00,000 get injured in road accidents every year.”
He opined that lack of knowledge and awareness is responsible for drunk driving and road accidents.
The workshop was attended by more than 200 students, faculty and staff members of Amity.(ANI)