14 Feb 2022

Road Safety Notes

Samacheer Kalvi Class 9 Road Safety Notes:

Samacheer Kalvi Book 9th standard book back 1 mark and 2 mark questions and answers uploaded on this page. Road Safety Class 9 question and answers PDF available for both English medium 2022. TNPSC Exams Indian Polity Study Materials/Notes PDF for free download. The TNPSC Indian Polity Questions and Answers are Updated on our site. Extra questions and answers on Class 9 Social Science topic Road Safety Solutions/notes for UPSC and other Competitive exams. See below for 9th TNPSC Road Safety Notes, Questions, and Answers.

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I. Choose the correct answer.

1. …… is the main cause of death inroads.
(a) Drink and drive  (b) Use of helmet  (c) Vehicle design  (d) Road conditions

2. Every minute a child is killed in an accident worldwide.
(a) 5  (b) 7  (c) 3  (d) 2

3. Which age group tops the number of road traffic deaths worldwide?
(a) 60+  (b) 15 – 29  (c) 30 – 44  (d) 45 – 59

4. Road accidents are the leading cause of
(a) sales of the helmet  (b) increased traffic signals  (c) more number of speed breakers  (d) death by injury

II. Fill in the blanks.

1. Each year an estimate of ……. million people are killed in road crashes.

2. ……. in the pedestrians contribute to road accidents.

3. …… and ……. are excluded from road accidents.

4. India has the worst road accident rate worldwide with ……. deaths annually.


  1. 1.2
  2. Carelessness
  3. Internationa acts, natural disasters
  4. 1,30,000

III. Answer the following.

1. Write short notes on ‘road accidents’.

  • Road accident refers to any accident involving at least a vehicle, occurring on a road open to public transport, and in which at least one person is injured or killed. Intentional acts (murder, suicide) and natural disasters are excluded from road accidents.
  • Road accidents are the leading cause of death by injury and the tenth leading cause of all deaths globally. An estimated 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year, and as many as 50 million people are injured.

2. Mention the different factors that contribute to road accidents.

  • Drivers: Over-speeding, rash driving, violation of rules, failure to understand signs, fatigue, alcohol
  • Pedestrians: Carelessness, illiteracy, crossing at wrong places, jaywalkers Passengers: Projecting their body parts outside vehicles, talking to drivers, alighting and boarding vehicles from the wrong side, travelling on footboards, catching a running bus, etc.
  • Vehicles: Failure of brakes or steering, tyre burst, insufficient headlights, overloading Road Conditions: Potholes, damaged roads, eroded roads merging of rural roads with highways, and illegal speed breakers.
  • Weather conditions: Fog, snow, heavy rainfall, wind storms, hail storms.

3. Which are the top 10 cities of India contributing to maximum road accidents?

  • The top ten cities are Chennai, Delhi, Bangaluru, Indore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Jaipur, and Hyderabad.

 4. What are the preventive measures for accidents?
Preventive measures for accidents:

  1. Education and awareness about road safety
  2. Strict enforcement of law
  3. Engineering:
    • Vehicle design,
    • Road infrastructure

5. State the rules to ensure safety for children.

It is important for children to know about road safety rules and regulations. Here are a few basic road safety rules for children:

  1. Know Your Signals
  2. Stop, Look and Cross
  3. Pay Attention – Listen
  4. Don’t Run On Roads
  5. Always Use Sidewalks
  6. Never Stick Hands outside the Vehicle
  7. Never Cross Road at Bends
  8. Don’t Rush.

6. What are the direct consequences of accidents?
Direct Consequences of Accidents are:

  1. Fatality (Death)
  2. Injury
  3. Damage to Property

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