Jan 20/17

RTO Conscientizes Students on Road Safety Measures

The Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Riyas N.P. took an infotainment session for National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers on Tuesday 11th January 2017, offering them practical tips to be safe on the road while driving. The programme was organized as part of Road Safety Week Celebrations observed by the Motor Vehicles Department. The tiny state of Kerala stands third in India in terms of road accidents with 4,000 deaths and 40,000 injuries every year. Though Kerala accounted for only around three per cent of the Indian population, it contributed ten per cent of road accidents. Kerala was only behind large states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu when it comes to road crashes and casualities. Road accident was the third major cause of death and disability in Kerala. 84 per cent of those killed and 82 per cent of those who suffer injuries in road accident are males. Every day in Kerala around eleven people die and 150 get injured in road accidents. Pedestrians and bike users account for around 80 per cent of road accident deaths in Kerala.

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