In the last decade alone, India lost 1.5 million people to preventable road crashes and another 5.3 million have been left disabled for life. India has the highest number of road crash fatalities, with a crash occurring every minute and one death every three minutes. While it has just 1% of the world’s vehicles, India accounts for over 10% of global road crash fatalities – the highest in the world.
India, however ranks 1 in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries reported in the World Road Statistics, 2018 followed by China and US. As per the WHO Global Report on Road Safety 2018, India accounts for almost 11% of the accident related deaths in the World.
Right to life and safety is a fundamental right of any citizen of India. This is guaranteed under the Indian Constitution. Anything which is hazardous to human beings and violates the right to life, such as road safety is covered under this Right. Road Safety is critical issue with more than 1 reported fatality every three minute in India. Thus there are many dimensions to the problem. Unfortunately India does not have as many running initiatives or organizations and we too, are not huge to address all issues. We thus have focused only on behavioral aspect of driving training, which nobody is currently into and we believe, this is the most critical area which if addressed properly has the potential to significantly bring down casualties.
Road Safety Partnership
There are many causes to the accident, but Drivers’ fault has been revealed as the single most responsible factor for road accidents. Drivers fault accounted almost 84 % of total road accident. In many states it is much more in our Country. The drivers are neglected lot. They suffer from public apathy, harassments while driving, get attracted into alcohol, and smoking, STD’s, stress because of long days away from families, and all these contribute to un-safe driving. Behavioral interventions designed in this program can help them overcome some of these by incentivizing them doing it.
Road Safety Partnership is the combination of three programme:
Road Safety Award
Pledge for Road Safety
Membership of Road Safety Partnership
R S D A S
Road Safety is critical issue with more than 1 reported fatality every three minute in India. Thus there are many dimensions to the problem. Unfortunately India does not have as many running initiatives or organizations and we too, are not huge to address all issues. We thus have focused only on behavioral aspect of driving training, which nobody is currently into and we believe, this is the most critical area which if addressed properly has the potential to significantly bring down casualties.
We thus have designed initiative around RSDAS – which is Road Safety Driver Accreditation System – which actually trains drivers on why to drive safely, rather than how to drive. This is basically 20 hours of training programme under neurolinguistics model and it can be customized as per specific requirements.
This programme includes:
Systematic behavioral skill building education for Road Safety
Defensive Driving Technique
Golden Hour Concept of Accident
First-Aid/Emergency Health Care
Accountability & Responsibility of Driver
Safe Driving Habit
Good Samaritans Laws
Attitudes and Emotions
Basic Knowledge New Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019
Road Safety Award
Road Safety Partnership champions RSDAS as leading cause and believes RSDAS will help reduce road fatalities by skilling drivers through behavioural intervention. There is no comprehensive, self-sustainable, scalable initiative currently in India and as effective and productive as RSDAS. It is thus imperative to help scale RSDAS and thus Road Safety Partnership has instituted Road Safety Awards for promoting and adopting RSDAS as its champion initiative.
A award ceremony every years consist of a screening committee for different category and achievements on Road Safety. Some examples are best driver, Driver handled extraordinary job during a accident, corporate/organisations doing missive work or awareness on Road Safety, Individuals or NGO doing excellent work on Road Safety, Persons from heath sector for his service to save accident victims, Police personnel showing his humanity and worked for accident victims, etc.
Corporates, Organisations, Auto & Auto component Industries, Transport Organisations are encouraged to associate with this State Level Road Safety Award Ceremony. Sponsorship is open as Associate Sponsor, Principal Sponsor & Diamond Sponsor.
Pledge for Road Safety
Intended to garner general road safety awareness among youth and citizens. Give a call or send a mail to Pledge for Road safety. Corporates, executives, individuals and everybody are busy in their social, personal and professional lives. We ought to also care a little for some good cause. Road Safety is one such important initiative. Efforts to boost this will save many lives. Road fatalities, disabilities, injuries shutter families. This is entirely preventable. Road Safety Partnership has provided and is attempting to champion this cause and the program is designed to become self-sustainable. But this too needs support from we all and Pledge for Road Safety is thus very important pledge to showcase your support for this initiative.
Enroll 10 lac commercial / professional vehicle drivers for RSDAS Membership by FY 2030.
Make RSDAS certification ubiquitous for Road Safety.
Encourage individuals & corporate to hire RSDAS Certified pre-verified & safe driver.
Make RSDAS self-funded, economically viable initiative to help scale Road Safety faster.
Encourage promotion & adoption of RSDAS through Road Safety Awards & Pledge for Road Safety.
We would like and we aspire to train each and every commercial vehicle driver in India on RSDAS (Road Safety Drivers Accreditation System) which is behavioral training on Road Safety, customer / passenger etiquette. We believe RSDAS methodology of behavioral intervention will not only promote Road Safety but overall wellbeing of driver like stress management, de addiction, rehabilitation and give holistic solution for Road Safety.