Saturday, August 19, 2017

Programme implementation

The  first Bangalore Agenda on Road Safety was developed in 1999 and since then, the centre has developed programmes in the areas of introduction of helmet legislation and scaling of enforcement (1994 and 2006 till date), reducing drinking and driving (started in 2002), pedestrian safety (since 2004), road safety campaigns (since 2005) and trauma care programmes .

• The Bangalore road safety and injury prevention programme started in 2007 has been a major road safety demonstration programme in a rapidly emerging city of India.  The programme in collaboration with the City police and the transport officials, 25 public and private hospitals and NGOs demonstrated that an integrated and coordinated approach to road safety is essential and has the potential to reduce road deaths and injuries. 

• The District Road Safety and Injury Prevention Programme, started in a district demonstrated the feasibility of implementing road safety programme in larger population

• YuvaSpandana, a programme of the Department of Youth and Sports Affairs, Government of Karnataka, is implemented by the WHO CC and the Centre for Public Health since 2012.  The community based programme across 10 districts of Karnataka has youth and safety asa principal component of the larger youth empowerment programmes implemented in the state of Karnataka.

• The Public Health Observatory of the Centre for public Health has just completed a needs assessment and stakeholders’ perception study with a focus on National and State highways and will soon launch road safety programme in the district of Kolar.