Awareness Regarding Prevention of Road traffic accidents among adolescents

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


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)