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National Road Safety Week: A number of events to mark 2019 as the Year of Road Safety
Coordinated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways the 30th National Road Safety Week (NRSW) from February 4 for 'generating awareness and sensitizing people about safe road usage,' stated an official release.

The  SRSW will begin with flagging off a motor car rally that will travel through places historically associated with Gandhi ji, both in India, as well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar, added the release.

"Apart from the rally, tomorrow's event will also see the launch of  Dash Board for Road Accident Data of India and its states. The Society of Indian Automobile Industry will also declare 2019 as the Year of Road Safety on the occasion, to underline its commitment and support for promoting safety on Indian roads," informs the release.

According to release some other activities for the observance would be as follows.

-Amartra Chitra Katha will release a set of comic books on road safety that it has published. This is aimed at creating awareness on the issue among children in an informal format that they can relate to.

-The Indian Road Safety Campaign of IIT Delhi will launch an Inter Collegiate competition on the issue. In addition to this, letters will be issued to 135 NGOs for conducting road safety programmes.

-Retro Reflective Stickers on 'Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha' will be launched on the occasion. These will be put on vehicles to improve their conspicuity.

-School Bus Driver Refresher Training session will also be held at IDTR, Sarai Kale Khan, where bus drivers from private schools will be imparted training on road safety.

The release also indicates various other programmes will be held during the Road Safety Week, including seminars and workshops on Emerging Trends in Safety, Road Safety Engineering, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Emergency care (Protection of Good Samaritan & First Responder Training), Role of Youth, and Industry/ Corporate Conclave on Role of Corporate in Road Safety. These will be attended by representatives of OEMs, ACMA, Test Agencies, Road Engineers/Auditors and Road Construction Companies/ Concessioners, Corporates, NGOs, Insurance Companies, Medical Staff, and college students.

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