Road Safety Week 2023 (January 11 - 17) is a national event declared by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to emphasise the need for proactively employed road safety measures, to reduce road crash risks and fatalities. To mark the week, Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) in collaboration with the Greater Chennai Traffic Police and the Citizen Consumer Club of Patrician College of Arts and Science, organised an event targeting the budding young drivers of the state emphasizing the need for safe, and responsible road behaviour.
#CyberCrime is on the rise. Keep this number (1930) to hand, in case you fall a victim to one of these #scams. This post explains the mechanism that is set in motion following your call. Stay safe; stay informed.
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Going car-free when travelling locally can greatly impact congestion at the city level. Why not work together with other families in your neighbourhood to go car-free? If it sounds like too much to do all day, everyday, why not start small? Consider car-free weekends. Or car-free Saturdays. Walking and cycling is better for your health, for the environment and especially for those children who are losing their freedom to play on the streets.
Food is an important part of our celebrations, but keep your celebratory cooking #transfatfree. #Reuse used cooking oil, processed foods & bakery products are typically high in #transfats. Avoid these. Trans fats are implicated in the incidence of several diseases such as heart diseases, cancers & Alzheimers. Keep Safe! Celebrate without transfats! #Pongal2023
A recent study Science Magazine has found that termites decompose wood at a much higher rate in warmer conditions. For every 10 degrees Celsius increase in temperature, their decomposition activity goes up by almost seven times.
The most recent #roadsafety report by MoRTH shows that #pedestrians form 18.9% of those that were killed in #roadaccidents in 2021. This is an alarming figure & one that has risen steadily over the last few years (17.1% in 2019, and 17.8% in 2020). We need policies that actively discourage motorists & promote pedestrian safety. #NationalPedestrianDay is a time to remind ourselves of all the things we can do differently to make our roads safer for pedestrians.
Consumer Protection is one of CAG's core areas of work and as part of our efforts to educate and inform consumers on various consumer issues and related happenings, including our own activities, we publish "Consumer Update", a bi-monthly e-newsletter.
If our aim is to create a sustainable, healthier and #SingaraChennai we need to be able to get around without resorting to using our private vehicles. But this needs the collective efforts of citizens, the government and companies. Today, we look at what the government must do to make this possible.
On average, we lost 426 lives EVERYDAY on our roads, in 2021. The statistic is not only frightening but also forces us to investigate in detail the causes of road crashes and amplify road safety measures. With the #RoadSafetyWeek2023 approaching, let us call on our government agencies and decision makers to proactively promote road safety.