One never closes a newspaper without reading an article on injury or death due to Road or Rail Accidents. It has become a routine news item.
According to the World Health Organization, every year 1.2 million people are known to die in road accidents worldwide. While the number injured could be as high as 50 million – the combined population of five of the world’s large cities. Every day, around the world, almost 16,000 people die from all types of injuries. No country is spared this toll in lives and suffering, which strikes the young particularly.
The rising accident rate is chiefly attributed: Human errors, Driver fatigue, Poor traffic sense, Mechanical fault of vehicle, Speeding and overtaking, Violation of traffic rules, Poor road conditions, Traffic congestion, Road encroachment due to speeding, Drunken or rash driving, Lack of staff to enforce safety measures, Absence of coordination among the connected departments/agencies concerned — police, transport, health, roads and buildings, the Panchayat Raj and civic bodies.
Accidental Deaths and injuries are sudden, violent, traumatic events, and their impact is long lasting, often permanent. Enormous human potential is being destroyed leading to grave social and economic consequences. In order to prevent death through accidents makro foundation is working in this area.
Our motto: Let us join hands to make Safety on Roads everybody’s priority