National Road Safety Month in India, from 18 January to 17 February, has brought national attention to efforts to halve road death and injury by 2030 in the New Decade of Action for Road Safety. IndiaRAP has supported the Month with a social media campaign and a range of presentations highlighting the impact of road traffic fatalities and injuries, the Business Case for Safer Roads and important priorities to eliminate high-risk roads in the year ahead.
Presentations and Advocacy
The IndiaRAP has team participated and delivered technical sessions in the following events:
- Road Safety Audit Training Course organized by SVNIT, Surat on 2 February
- Road Safety Audit Training Course organized by MNIT, Jaipur on 2 February
- Presentation at the Symposium for Safer Roads/Black Spots and Discussion on Plan for Rectification of Black Spots During Next One Year organized by MoRTH on 4 February
- Road Safety Training organized by MIT World Peace University, Pune on 8 February
- Inauguration of the IRF-India Chapter webinar series welcome and introduction address by Dr Subhamay Gangopadhyay on 9 February.
IndiaRAP partners’ advocacy has included:
- India Against Road Crash (#IARC) talk show hosted by Ms Prerna Arora Singh, CEO People’s Trust Jaipur. Watch Mr Harpreet Singh talking on safe school zone assessments conducted using Star Rating for Schools (SR4S) and how Avoid Accident NGO is helping the government to implement safer infrastructure around schools to make kids journey to school safer.https://indiarap.org/supporting-a-national-focus-on-safer-roads/starratingforschools.org/
The talk show also hosted iRAP. Watch Mr Greg Smith, Managing Director of iRAP Strategic Projects discussing how iRAP assessment surveys are beneficial at the start of a road design and a cost effective intervention. One rupee spent improving safer road designs could ultimately save 10 times the social and health burden cost.
Social Media Campaign
Check out IndiaRAP’s social media place cards produced for National Road Safety Week. Partners are welcome to use these in their own presentations and campaigns, and on social platforms. View the place cards here.