Our MD Bharti is just back from Delhi where she presented and chaired a session at a two-day road safety conference, called ‘ Safer Roads. Safer You’.
The Conference was held on 29 & 30 April 2019 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi and was organised by India’s Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in partnership with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, with the aim of developing a policy for the ‘Safety of Transporting School Children in all Modes of Transport’.
Bharti was happy to share with them our experience in supporting road safety education here in the UK. With an estimated 1.35 million people dying each year globally on the world’s roads, there has never been more need to share good practise. Road traffic injuries are currently the leading cause of death for children and young adults aged 5-29 years, signalling a need for a shift in the current child and adolescent health agenda.
Also in attendance were the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Government of India and participants from Transport & Police Departments from all Indian States, Schools and Fleet Operators, Research Organisations, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Asia and the Pacific.