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India has overtaken China to become the country with the worst road traffic accident rate

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According to India Government data, a shocking 32.4 per cent of road accident victims in India are young adults between the ages of 15 and 24. And, unless immediate measures are taken to check this situation the number can only be expected to rise as more and more young people take to the roads and whiz about town in their newly acquired motorbikes, cars and scooters. Such a situation would be disastrous for India where a whopping 1,30,000 people died on roads in 2010 alone. India has overtaken China to become the country with the worst road traffic accident rate.

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India has one of the worst road traffic accident rates worldwide

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Given that India has one of the worst road traffic accident rates worldwide, the National Council of Education, Research and Technology’s recent decision to introduce road safety courses in the school curriculum is a welcome move. In association with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Central Board of Secondary Education is already preparing road safety study modules that will initially be offered to high school students and eventually to those in middle school as well. The reason for targeting this group is obvious: Globally, road traffic injury is the number one leading cause of death for people…

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