International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019 | Rating: 6.5 / 10

A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Road Safety among Peri-Urban School Children at Kilachery

Sathyabama | Vijayaprasath

Abstract: According to world health statistics-WHO 2010 on road traffic injuries, more than a million people were killed on the world’s road each year. It is estimated that some 1.2 million people were killed and 50 million injured in traffic collision on the roads around the world each year and was the leading cause of death among school children 6-12 years of age. Presently on the Indian road there is one death every six minutes, which predicted to risk to one death every 3 minutes by 2020. Safety is the condition or the state of the safe, freedom from danger or hazard exemption for the hurt injury or loss. The term road safety is about the risk of a person is being killed or injured while using the road as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist, or user of public transport. And the road safety practices and focusing on the strategies for the prevention. So the present study is done to assess the knowledge regarding road safety among the peri-urban school children at Kilachery. A descriptive research design was done in urban area of Kilachery.100 boys were selected for the study who study in St Joseph Boys Higher Secondary School at Kilachery from 6th to 8th standard. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the samples. Self-structured questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge regarding road safety among selected peri-urban school children. While comparing the level of knowledge of the study participants that is inadequate knowledge is 50 %, moderate knowledge is 49 % & adequate knowledge is 1 %.

Keywords: Knowledge, Road safety and Peri-urban school children

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 7, July 2019,

Pages: 1679 - 1681

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