India’s 30th National Road Safety Week will take place February 4-10, 2019.

Regarded as the most dangerous country in the world in which to drive, over 1.5 lakh (150,000) people lose their lives every year in road traffic collisions and many more are debilitated.

Ramand Chowdhary, Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, confirmed the date of Road Safety Week in a letter to the Chief Secretaries, Transport Commissioners and the Director General of Police of all states.

“The Central and the State Governments have been implementing various measures to make our roads safer,” said Chowdhary. “But the magnitude and gravity of the problem is such that these alone will not suffice. There is a need for the society at large to take cognizance of the issue and to join hands to make road safety a social movement.”

Road Safety Week is observed throughout the country every year in order to highlight and emphasize the need for safe roads. It is also an opportunity for all stakeholders to contribute to the cause by taking up activities to promote the concept.

The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week is “Sadak Suraksha-JeevanRaksha” (road safety, life-saving).

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