Encouraging the use of social media to spread awareness about road safety

A new initiative by the Automobile Department (road safety) for the prevention of road accidents

Raipur ( |For better traffic management in Chhattisgarh, the Interdepartmental Lead Agency has appealed that road safety is our duty and important responsibility as well. Keeping that in mind, become a promoter of the Chhattisgarh Road Safety Campaign by connecting to the Interdepartmental Lead Agency’s social media and encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Under this, an appeal has been made that requests citizens to become aware of road safety rules by following the protocol laid down on the social media pages of the Interdepartmental Lead Agency like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube and play a significant role in the prevention of road accidents. The agency is working towards spreading awareness among the citizens about road safety by conducting programs like “Road Safety CG” on Twitter and YouTube, and “Road Safety Mitaan” on Facebook and Instagram. In these programs, the detailed guiding principles relating to traffic and road safety rules for better traffic management are covered.

It should be noted that after the formation of the state of Chhattisgarh, vehicles of every category have propagated in the state. In both cities and villages, robust-quality roads have been constructed, widened, and extended. This has provided citizens with the convenience of transport but has posed problems relating to road safety. There has been a need to re-evaluate the road safety rules and traffic management considering the number of vehicles and their increased speed.

The Interdepartmental Lead Agency (road safety) was created in compliance with the instructions of the Supreme Court Committee on Road Safety to understand serious issues like road safety and prevention of road accidents, develop policies and guidelines, and spread awareness. Due to the implementation and efforts of this agency, positive changes have been observed in the field of road safety in Chhattisgarh. The agency is supervising the entire province by undertaking regular tours to assess road accidents and discern their causes.

In the last few years, social media has played an unprecedented role in spreading awareness about any sensitive topic among the public. Its reach is significant for the extensive publicity of matters relating to awareness. The Lead Agency has developed its social media handles to enable the citizens of the state to understand and acknowledge serious subjects like road safety. Under this, related information and awareness content is being broadcasted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Keeping in mind the increased activity of people on social media and its global acceptance, it has been appealed to the public to lend their precious time, reactions, and guidance to the Interdepartmental Lead Agency (road safety), so that the agency can make their social media campaign even more effective and spread the message of safety to every person in the state.