Document Type : Original Article


Department of Forensic Medicine, ESIC Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India


BACKGROUND: Road traffic continues to be a major developmental issue and a public health
concern. Road accidents in India kill almost 1.5 lakh people annually, and India accounts for almost
11% of the accident‑related deaths in the world. Prevention of road traffic accidents is very crucial
by creating awareness and taking proper measures toward road safety.
AIMS: The aims of this study were to assess the knowledge about road safety regulations and to
assess the attitude and practices regarding road safety regulations.
SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This cross‑sectional study was conducted in a pharmacy college.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Study participants were all 4 academic years’ pharmacy students
who know driving two‑ or four‑wheeler motor vehicle. Data were collected from a sample of 132 by
predesigned pretested semi‑structured questionnaire.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Data were presented in proportions with confidence interval
using SPSS ver. 22.
RESULTS: 81.1% of the participants knew the minimum age to obtain driving license. Only 16%
follow the road signs strictly and 76% wear helmet for long‑distance ride. Poor attitude was observed
for wearing helmet for short‑distance ride, pillion rider wearing helmet, and drink and drive.
CONCLUSIONS: Majority of the participants were aware of road safety regulations. In spite of having
positive attitude toward road safety measures by participants, they could not translate attitude into


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