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More than 17 people die every hour in India due to road related accidents. It's time to change this now.

With more than 150,000 road-accident related deaths in India in 2017 alone, the need for better roads, regulations and systems has never been more critical. Several initiatives, awareness campaigns, rules and laws exist, but how effective are they?

Youth Ki Awaaz Survey Reveals

young people said they wear helmets and seat belts on the road.

young people said they use the foot overbridge to cross the road.

young people said they are not aware of the Good Samaritan Law.

young people said they do not wait for the red light before crossing the road.

young people said they have jumped a red light when there were no cops.

young people admitted to drinking and driving in the past.

These learnings were drawn from a nationwide survey Youth Ki Awaaz and Safer Roads For Gurugram conducted in December 2018, which drew responses from over 7500 young people in the age group of 18-35 years, in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities in India.

What are the crucial steps policymakers and stakeholders need to take to ensure better enforcement of laws, rules and regulations on the roads? We asked the Youth Ki Awaaz community and this is what they had to say:

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Watch: Disability Rights Activist Nipun Malhotra On Creating More Accessible Roads

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If you'd like to know more about the Safer Roads Initiative or be a part of the Road Safety Study, write to roadsafety.gurugram@gmail.com.

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