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Workshop on road safety at RBU

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | January 24, 2022 03:10 AM

MOHALI: Rayat Bahra University conducted a workshop on ‘Wrong side of the Road’ in collaboration with CSRBOX, India's leading CSR knowledge and impact intelligence driven media cum social impact advisory platform.

Master trainers Nisha Singh and Manisha, from CSRBOX spoke about road safety. 'Wrong Side of the Road’ is a flagship programme under CSRBOX which essentially serves as a solution to the increasing road accidents which are caused due to rash driving, drunken driving and over speeding.

They said that every year road traffic mortality is increasing exponentially, irresponsible driving, drunken driving are the persistent behavioural problems that every country is facing. India shares only 2 percent of the global vehicle ownership but increasingly contributes to more than 12 percent of the road accidents globally.

Dr Parvinder Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Rayat Bahra University, underlined the need of educating and spreading public awareness about the various traffic rules and regulations to avoid fatal accidents increasing mortality in India every year. He said in India, every hour there are at least 20 fatal road accidents that take place due to rash driving, over speeding or drunken driving which are majorly behaviour driven acts.

Dr Simerjit Kaur, Dean of Students Welfare and Organizing Secretary, quoting statistics about road accidents and mortality due to road accidents in India, stressed on the need of such initiative to educate specifically young mind about various safety measures while driving.

Nisha Singh and Rashika, Master Trainers, educated the participants about road user behaviour, follow road safety protocols. They stated that alone in India every year, over 2, 60, 000 deaths are attributable to alcohol in which 50, 000 lives could have been saved with just an effective enforcement of laws. The magnitude of the problem is such that globally drunken driving is the 8th leading cause of death where this problem costs at least 3 to 5 percent to the governments.

Prof BS Satyal, Registrar, Rayat Bahra University, proposed a vote of thanks while endorsing the necessity to execute such workshops on a regular basis for promoting road safety practises.

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