9th Social Science Lesson 25
25] Road Safety
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Do You Know?
With over 1,30,000 deaths annually India has the worst road accident rate worldwide.
Every three minutes a child is killed in an accident in the world. The main causes of death by road accidents include: (i) Drunk and drive (40%), speeding (24%) , car boom in India (16%) , inefficient law enforcement (15%) and less use of helmets and seat belts (5%) ; (ii) Distractions to drivers; (iii) Red light jumping; (iv) Overtaking in a wrong manner.
The chances of death by accident can be decreased by 51% with the proper use of seat belt and helmet.