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Road safety lessons for GGPR students

Junior Chamber International, Ponda and the NSS unit of GVM’s GGPR College of Commerce and Economics jointly organised a talk on the theme ‘How to be safe on roads’ on September 17 at GGPR College premises. Assistant sub-inspector, traffic, Ponda police station, A M Rane in his talk highlighted on safety measures to be taken while driving.
Rane said that 70 percent of the responsibility for accidents can be attributed to wrong driving or riding while 17 percent of the blame could be attributed to road conditions, 8 percent to environment and traffic and 5 percent due to mechanical faults.
He shared that in 2010, 311 people died in road accidents of which 179 were two-wheeler riders. In 2011, there were 305 road deaths out of which 170 were two-wheeler riders. Till June 30, 2014, 261 people have died in road accidents out of which 160 are two-wheeler riders. Over-speeding, overtaking in a wrong manner, riding without helmet, and talking on mobile phones while riding are important causes behind accidents he said, further stating that most accident victims were in the productive age group of 18 years to 40 years. He advised students to abide by the ABC acronym which stands for Always Be Careful. The talk was followed by a power-point presentation detailing various rules and regulations set by the traffic department.

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