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Children Can Play A Vital Role In Spreading Awareness On Safe Driving

United Nations believes that children in India can help in improving driving issues by spreading awareness on the same

PTI | February 03, 2017 2:54 PM | News

Children Can Play A Vital Role In Spreading Awareness On Safe Driving

Thane: A top United Nations official today said children can play a key role in popularising the message of road safety in society. Jean Todt, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the UN for Road Safety, said children should ensure there is safety at every stage in society and around them.

They should insist their parents and friends follow road safety methods, he said while addressing the students of the Sulochana Devi Singhania School here.

Also Read: 43 Children Die In Road Accidents In India Everyday 

Todt said nearly 1.3 million people die in road mishaps each year – an average 3,287 deaths a day – world over and additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled.

The situation in India is no better and hence children should play a major role in bringing in road safety culture among the members of society, the UN official said.

Also Read: Are Road Safety Laws In India Letting Our Children Down?

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