National Council for Road Safety reveals an alarming trend

National Council for Road Safety reveals an alarming trend

National Council for Road Safety reveals an alarming trend

Written by Staff Writer

16 Nov, 2014 | 9:47 am

The National Council for Road Safety states that throughout this year alone, close to 700 individuals have been killed due to accidents that occur on yellow crossing lines.

Council Chairman Gamini Ekanayake stated that as of now 30,000 vehicular accidents have been reported and the number of deaths stands at 1964.

He also stated that in light of these facts, and to raise public awareness in hopes of reducing the number of victims “World Remembrance day for road traffic victims” will be marked on Sunday.

Thirty one countries currently commemorate The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on the third Sunday of November each year, as adopted by the United Nations in the year 2005– to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families and many others also affected.

Meanwhile, Acting Police Media Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara stated that although laws and road rules are implemented accidents cannot be avoided. He added that the number of accidents have reduced considerably since active involvement of the Police force.

 

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