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2016 Month : June Volume : 2 Issue : 1 Page : 9-10

A STUDY ON KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS REGARDING ROAD SAFETY AMONG ARTS COLLEGE STUDENTS IN VIJAYAWADA CITY.

Sree Karuna Murthy Kolli1, Kranthi Kumar Reddy Navuluri2, Bhaskari Kolli3

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Sree Karuna Murthy Kolli,
Associate Professor,
Department of Community Medicine,
Dr. PSIMS & RF, Chinaoutpalli,
Gannavaram,
Krishna District.
Andhra Pradesh.
E-mail: kollisreekaruna@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

According to World Health Organization, road traffic injuries caused an estimated 1.24 million deaths worldwide in the year 2010, down from 1.26 million in 2000. In the South East Asian region of the WHO, India alone accounted for 73% of RTA burden. The younger generation in particular is not willing to wear the helmets or seat belts while riding in two wheelers or four wheelers. The aim of this study is to assess the basic road safety knowledge and practices among the youth in an Arts college in Vijayawada city. It is a cross sectional study conducted on 260 PB Siddhartha Arts College students in November 2013. Participants were selected using convenience sampling and data is collected using semi structured questionnaire. Data entered and analysed using MS Office 2007.

KEYWORDS

Road Safety, Road Traffic, Injuries Motorization, Traffic Rules.

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