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Awareness on Road Traffic Accidents Among College Students | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Awareness on Road Traffic Accidents Among College Students

Author(s): Keerthana B, Vishnu Priya V*, Gayathri R

Abstract

Road traffic accidents is a worldwide issue which should be considered because most of the road traffic accidents are caused by the younger generation. The saddest part is that India stands in the 5th position worldwide in road traffic accidents. The death toll is a higher side for the countries where pedestrians, two-wheelers and passengers are vulnerable and lacks traffic signal ethics. The highest burden of injuries and fatalities is borne disproportionately by poor people, as they are mostly pedestrians, cyclists, and passengers of buses and minibuses. The aim of this study is to create awareness on road traffic accidents among college students. Self-structured questionnaire was designed based on awareness of road traffic accidents among college students. The questionnaire was distributed through an online survey planet link and the study population included 100 college students. The data was collected and statistically analysed. From the study, the knowledge that is gained is about 97% of college students were aware of road traffic accidents. From this study we may conclude that more awareness camps, seminars may be conducted in educational institutions regarding safety precautions in road, traffic rules, speeding on road, drunken driving, using mobile phones while driving and risks of road traffic accidents.

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