National Road Safety Week: This year is being celebrated from 11 to 20 January. This year, its theme is “Bringing Change Through Youth”. Every year about one and a half lakh people lose their lives in road accidents and many people become crippled.
Road accidents cause financial distress and emotional distress to the families of the people suffering from it. Every year all stakeholders adopt activities to promote seriousness about safety on the roads. India’s share in this is over 10 percent. According to NCRB data, 4,37,396 road accidents occurred in the year 2019, in which 1,54,732 people died and 4,39,262 people were injured.
59.6 percent of road accidents were caused by high speed, while over speeding caused 86,241 deaths and 2,71,581 injuries in road accidents. Behind all these accidents are the use of alcohol / drugs, talking on mobile while driving, excessive congestion in vehicles, driving faster than the legal speed and fatigue.
National Road Safety Week Wishes and Images
“Better be Mister Late than to be Late Mister”
“Safety rules are your best tools”
“Think Safety, Be Safe”
“Fast drive could be your last drive”
“Safety is our goal – What’s yours?”
Quotes and Images
Some of the names are probably familiar, while others may not ring a bell. But all of these sages – captains of industry, political leaders, newsmakers and writers – had something to say about safety, either directly or indirectly. Happy Road Safety Week
Feel free to choose some of these quotes for your next safety meeting, or just let yourself be inspired. Any time you’re thinking about safety, you’re likely becoming a little bit safer.
Kelly was a seaman, and his life on the water followed a strict routine, which meant observing all the safety rules that had been written in the blood of less careful men.”
The economic waste resulting from carelessness is appalling, but anyone who stops for a moment to consider the sorrow and desolation which is brought into thousands of lives each year by utter thoughtlessness must feel a new resolve to make a habit of “Safety First.” Happy Road Safety Week
“Teaching the world to be careful is a constructive service worthy of God’s great gift of life to man.”
Shallow men believe in luck; wise and strong men in the cause and effect.”
“The automobile has brought death, injury and the most inestimable sorrow and deprivation to millions of people.” – Happy Road Safety Week
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Safety applies with equal force to the individual, to the family, to the employer, to the state, the nation and to international affairs. Safety, in its widest sense, concerns the happiness, contentment and freedom of mankind.” – Happy Road Safety Week
“The danger which is least expected soonest comes to us.”
Nearly 1.2 million people worldwide die as a result of road traffic collisions every year, representing more than 2.1% of global mortality, and comparable to the number of deaths caused by major killers such as malaria and tuberculosis. Millions more are injured and often remain disabled for life. Around 85% of deaths from road traffic crashes occur in low-income and middle-income countries, at a cost of 1%–1.5% of gross national product annually. Without action, road traffic deaths and disabilities are likely to rise due to increasing motorization.
Road traffic injuries are the second leading cause of death for people aged 5–25 years. Among this age group, young men – pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, novice drivers and passengers – are nearly three times more likely to be killed or injured on the roads than young women.
In some countries, the number of road traffic injuries has declined, despite increasing motorization. By acting on a number of factors, in particular drink-driving, speeding, helmets, seat-belts and road design and infrastructure, many lives and financial resources can be saved.
Road safety happens through the deliberate efforts of many individuals and many sectors of society – governmental and nongovernmental alike. Political commitment is paramount. Today’s success stories often result from a decision at the highest level of government to improve road safety.