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The fact that more than 415 people die on Indian roads every day calls for creating a model for improving road safety in India. Comment.

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6. The fact that more than 415 people die on Indian roads every day calls for creating a model for improving road safety in India. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Indian Express

Why the question:

The article talks about the road safety in India.  

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the need for creating a model for improving road safety in India.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with some facts related to road safety in India.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Some steps taken so far for ensuring road safety in India – Introduced harsh penalties under the new provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. Campaigns by the government: E.g. In ‘Mann ki Baat’ Prime Minister made a special reference to the govt.’s concern on road crashes and called people to become active stakeholders in road safety etc.

Then present the need for a model for improving road safety in India.

Conclusion:

Conclude that the model will help usher in a welcome culture of traffic discipline, smooth aesthetic flow in lanes, and responsible citizen road-behaviour.