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WHO released a new guideline regarding the use of helmets, what do experts say?

Highlights

The use of helmets can reduce serious injuries by 64 percent.
Using the right helmet can prevent up to 74 percent of head injuries.
Last year, more than 44 per cent of the total road accidents involved two-wheeler riders.

New Delhi. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for the use of helmets on two-wheeler and three-wheeler vehicles around the world to reduce the number of people who lose their lives in road accidents. The purpose of this guideline is to create awareness about the right products along with the benefits of wearing a helmet. The World Health Organization has brought this guideline with the help of experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

According to the guidelines issued by the WHO, people should wear a helmet covering the entire face. It also states that the helmet should be tightly fastened to be as safe as possible. According to the World Health Organization, the use of such helmets can reduce serious injuries by 64 percent and head injuries by 74 percent.

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Debate erupts after Cyrus Mistry’s death
The new guidelines have come at a time when former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a road accident last week. After this a big debate has started in India regarding road safety. The report shared by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that more than 44 per cent of all road accidents in India last year involved two-wheelers. Most of these accidents have happened due to speeding. The number of people who lost their lives in these accidents was about 70,000, which is almost half of the total 1.6 lakh deaths.

New guidelines will prove useful
WHO says that the use of two-wheeler vehicles has increased rapidly in Southeast Asian countries. Dr Nahan Tran, Head of Safety and Mobility at WHO, said that these new guidelines will prove useful to reduce road accidents with people traveling on two-wheeler and three-wheeler as well as pedestrians.

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young people who lost their lives in accidents
According to WHO officials, about two people die every minute in road accidents and more than 1.3 million people die every year. WHO officials said that most people who die in road accidents globally are between the ages of 5 and 29 years. At present, India has the largest share of the total deaths in road accidents worldwide.

Pedestrians are also victims of accidents
Experts from IIT Delhi say that pedestrians are also the biggest victims of road accidents. Pedestrian deaths nearly doubled the rate of all other road accident deaths between 2013 and 2016. Pedestrian deaths in road accidents have been ranked third in India in 2021, contributing more than 12 percent to the total number of accidents.

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