Awareness Regarding Prevention of Road traffic accidents among adolescents

  • Kalpana Bhushan Joshi Assistant Professor, Govt. College of Nursing, Chhattisgarh, India.
Keywords: Accidents, Road, traffic.

Abstract

The trend in RTA injuries and death is becoming alarming in countries like India. The number of fatal and disabling road accident happening is increasing day by day and is a real public health challenge for all the concerned agencies to prevent it. The approach to implement the rules and regulations available to prevent road accidents is often ineffective and half-hearted. Road traffic fatalities are forecast to increase over the next ten years from a current level of more than 1.3 million to more than 1.9 million by 2020. A total of 4,64,910 road accidents were reported by states and union territories in the calendar year 2017, claiming 1,47,913 lives and causing injuries to 4,70,975 persons. (2017 GOI Report)

Published
2019-02-28