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Week long National Road Safety Week to be begin from Feb 4

Week long National Road Safety Week to be begin from Feb 4

Gurjit Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala

The  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways  is all set to launch the 30th National Road Safety Week from tomorrow, with a host of initiatives planned for generating awareness and sensitizing people about safe road usage.

Week long National Road Safety Week to be begin from Feb 4

The  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways  will also see the  launch of  Dash Board for Road Accident Data of India and its states. The Society of Indian Automobile Industry will also declare 2019 as the Year of Road Safety on the occasion, to underline its commitment and support for promoting safety on Indian roads.

The occasion will also see initiatives being taken to involve people in promoting the cause of road safety. Amartra Chitra Katha will release a set of comic books on road safety that it has published. This is aimed at creating awareness on the issue among children in an informal format that they can relate to.

The Indian Road Safety Campaign of IIT Delhi will launch an Inter Collegiate competition on the issue. In addition to this, letters will be issued to 135 NGOs for conducting road safety programmes.

Week long National Road Safety Week to be begin from Feb 4

In addition to the above, Retro Reflective Stickers on Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha will be launched on the occasion. These will be put on vehicles to improve their conspicuity.
Various other programmes will be held during the Road Safety Week, including seminars and workshops on Emerging Trends in Safety, Road Safety Engineering, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Emergency care (Protection of Good Samaritan & First Responder Training), Role of Youth, and Industry/ Corporate Conclave on Role of Corporate in Road Safety. These will be attended by representatives of OEMs, ACMA, Test Agencies, Road Engineers/Auditors and Road Construction Companies/ Concessionaires, Corporates, NGOs, Insurance Companies, Medical Staff, and college students.

School Bus Driver Refresher Training session will also be held, where bus drivers from private schools will be imparted training on road safety.

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