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Friday, July 9, 2010

India to use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube to curb road accidents

Transport officials has announced that the Indian government will use the services of Social Networking sites like Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and even blogs to spread the message of safe driving on the Indian roads.

The Vice Chairman of the International Road Federation (IRF), K.K. Kapila has said that they have planned to use the modern technology to spread the knowledge on road safety.
"For generating mass awareness about road safety, apart from using traditional media tools, modern web-based social networking tools will be used to spread knowledge of road safety,"—she said.

She also said that they have planned to upload the videos which they have created to road safety and other aspects.
"We have developed videos on safe driving and other aspects of road safety. We plan to put them up on YouTube to cater to the growing number of people whose first choice to find information is to go online,"-- she added.

She also said that they will seek news ideas to target speed and young drivers in the near future.
"Road safety is a community effort. We will seek additional ideas on tackling areas like aggressive driving, drug-driving as well as continuing to look for new approaches to saving lives by targeting speed and young drivers ,"—she said.

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