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Cross Sectional Study to Assess Knowledge of Traffic Signs among Post Graduate Student of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Author:Rashmi Bhujade, Tarique Ibrahim, Dharampal Singh Chouhan, Konika Jain

Keywords:Knowledge, Traffic signs, Post Graduate students, associated variables with knowledge

Type:Original Article

Abstract:Background: About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes.90% road traffic deaths occurs in low and middle income countries. Urgent action is needed to achieve the target halving the global number of deaths and injuries from road traffic crashes by 2020. Objective: The study conducted to assess the knowledge of traffic signs among the post graduate student; and to find out association of various socio-demographic and other variable with knowledge of traffic signs. Methods –A cross sectional study was conducted in 2017 on 100 post graduate students. Data was collected using predesigned, semi structured proforma .Data analysis was done by using SPSS version20. Results –Overall mean score for knowledge of traffic signs was found to be 52, while mean score in mandatory sings, cautionary sign & informatory sign were around 62, 44 & 54 respectively. Knowledge was significantly higher in males and in owner of both two wheeler & four wheeler (p<0.00). Conclusion: Overall knowledge of traffic signs was found not sat-isfactory in Post graduate students. We have to review our license giving process. Regular sessions on traffic signs & rules should be held for increasing awareness.