Road Safety Week Celebration
Road Safety has always been a reason of concern across the globe. Especially in developing countries, like ours, we see young lives lost every day, which makes road accidents a leading cause of death worldwide. Recognizing this very issue, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, has taken several steps to address this in time.
National Road Safety Week 2022 is celebrated from January 11, 2022, and extends to January 17, 2022. This year marks the 33rd Road Safety Week under the theme 'Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha.' During this week GISK has celebrated, National Road Safety Week by creating awareness using posters, Quiz and Skit on road safety. Various activities and competitions are also conducted as a part of creating awareness.
Over one lakh, fifty thousand people die each year in India from such accidents. Last year, that figure got reduced to 1,33,201, because of Covid-19 related lockdowns and restrictions. Road accidents are entirely avoidable if people observe the key road safety rules.
With the emerging technology of Artificial intelligence now companies can reduce road accidents in their field force. Safetyconnect is an AI-based driving safety app that registers ill driving behaviours like harsh acceleration, over speeding, harsh braking, near misses, etc. Safetyconnect gives real-time feedback on unsafe driving behaviour and makes it easier to comprehend and compare the instances of violations.
The road safety month aims to spread awareness about various road accident causes and measures to prevent them.