Road Safety Behavior during Covid-19: School-age Adolescents
21 Nov 2020
Distracted Driving has been called as the new modern age epidemic, which is exclusive to the information-based, technologically-advanced 21st century. The United Nations has officially promulgated the decade 2011-2020 as The Decade of Action for Road Safety. Its goal is to stabilize and reduce the forecast level of road traffic deaths around the world. It is estimated that 5 million lives could be saved on the world's roads during the decade.
The sole statutory bill The Motor Vehicles Act 1988 had been largely ineffective and outdated until the Amendment came to the Bill in 2019. The new Act enhanced the penalties for driving errors and for road regulations. Laws have been strengthened relating to minor’s driving, license, change of address and obstruction of traffic.
It is the role of civil societies to bridge the gap between legislative developments and public consciousness. This discussion aimed to do precisely that.
1. Mr. Rama Shankar Pandey, Managing Director, Hella India Lighting Ltd. & President CWC, Drive Smart Drive Safe
2. Ms. Prerana Arora Singh - CEO, People's Trust India, Consultant - Road Safety & Post Crash Care
3. Ms. Karuna Raina - Associate Director, Policy Advocacy & Research, SaveLife Foundation
4. Ms. Prachi Grover - ChairPerson, Vidya Bharati School, Rohini, Delhi
How will the scenario of road safety change now that Covid-19 is here to stay? How can we send our children in school buses without worrying? How can we board metros? What are some emergency helpline numbers to memorize?
event held on 21.11.2020 at 4 PM