India / Every day about 30 children die in road accidents in India! You will be surprised to know the reason

Zoom News : Oct 08, 2021, 09:19 PM
New Delhi: Safe Life Foundation and Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India have recently conducted a survey. The survey highlights how safe the transport children use to go to school is, and what improvements are needed.

How was the survey done?

This survey has been done recently. About 11845 samples have been taken for this survey, which includes 5711 children and 6134 parents. For this survey, people's reactions were taken from about 14 cities in India and students from class 1 to 12 have been included for this survey.

Children go to school on 2 wheeler without wearing helmet

14 cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi and Jaipur were selected to test road safety. It was found that 47% of children use school vehicles, vans to go to school. The drivers of all these vehicles use the vehicle without seat belt. 34% of children go to school on two-wheelers and that too without a helmet.

So many children die in road accident

A survey by SaveLife Foundation and Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) has revealed that around 30% of children in the country are involved in road accidents while on their way to school, while 6% are involved in other accidents. Talking about the numbers, about 30 children die every day due to road accidents in the country. It has also been emphasized in this survey that there are no cycle tracks to walk on the road, there is no footpath for walking on its own. That's why such accidents happen.

11,000 children lost their lives in 2019

Piyush Tiwari, Founder and CEO, Safe Life Foundation, said that it has been decided in about 25 states and union territories that schools will reopen, so this survey becomes even more important that how we carefully reach school children. and bring it back home from school. According to data from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, around 11,000 children under the age of 18 have lost their lives in road accidents in 2019.