Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 144--150

A Public Health Perspective of Road Traffic Accidents


S Gopalakrishnan 
 Department of Community Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu, India

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S Gopalakrishnan
Department of Community Medicine, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Center, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603 203, Tamil Nadu
India

Road traffic accidents (RTAs) have emerged as an important public health issue which needs to be tackled by a multi-disciplinary approach. The trend in RTA injuries and death is becoming alarming in countries like India. The number of fatal and disabling road accident happening is increasing day by day and is a real public health challenge for all the concerned agencies to prevent it. The approach to implement the rules and regulations available to prevent road accidents is often ineffective and half-hearted. Awareness creation, strict implementation of traffic rules, and scientific engineering measures are the need of the hour to prevent this public health catastrophe. This article is intended to create awareness among the health professionals about the various modalities available to prevent road accidents and also to inculcate a sense of responsibility toward spreading the message of road safety as a good citizen of our country.


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Gopalakrishnan S. A Public Health Perspective of Road Traffic Accidents.J Family Med Prim Care 2012;1:144-150


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Gopalakrishnan S. A Public Health Perspective of Road Traffic Accidents. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 May 29 ];1:144-150
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