Road Safety Week kicks off tomorrow, walkathon at India Gate

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New Delhi, Jan. 10 (ANI): The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has organised ‘Road Safety Week’ from January 11 across the country with an aim to sensitise commuters to improve safety on road.

The ministry has also organised a walkathon at the India Gate here on January 11 in association with the Delhi Police and the Society for Indian Automobile Manufactures (SIAM) to create solicit their active participation in the road safety movement.

The Road Safety Week will also give an opportunity to all stakeholders to contribute to the cause of road safety.

During the week, awareness about various causes of road accidents and measures to prevent them will be highlighted by organising various activities – such as display of banners, road signage and pamphlets related to road safety – with school and college students, drivers and other road users.

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Various stakeholders such as various departments of State Governments, traffic police, vehicle manufacturers, transporters’ association, PSUs, corporate will participate in the events during Road Safety Week.

In India, nearly 1.4 lakh people are killed in road crashes every year, while many more get injured and disabled for life, with youth in the age group of 15 to 24 years accounting 33 percent of the total fatalities. (ANI)

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