Awareness regarding Road Safety among Government High School Students in Kengeri, Karnataka

Sindhu R, Usha S

Abstract


Injuries are now a major cause of death and disability among adolescents in the world.

Road traffic accident (RTA) is defined as, “An event that occurs on a way or street open to public traffic; resulting in one or more persons being injured or killed, where at least one moving vehicle is involved.” RTAs are considered as one of the important public health problems around the world. It is the eighth leading cause of death globally. Current trends suggest that by 2030 road traffic deaths will become the fifth leading cause of death unless urgent action is taken.1 According to the global status report on road safety 2013, about 1.24 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.2 Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to result in the deaths of around 1.9 million people annually by 2020.3 91% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low-income and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world’s vehicles.


Keywords


Awareness, Road safety, High school students, Cross-sectional study.

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