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How to make Indian roads safer?

How to make Indian roads safer?

Apr 27, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges. A dangerous mix of high-speed vehicles, vulnerable road users, unsafe road infrastructure and defective vehicles make India’s roads some of the most dangerous roads in the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) there are more than 200,000 fatalities annually and these deaths are often blamed...

How to prevent the increasing problem of overloaded trucks?

How to prevent the increasing problem of overloaded trucks?

Apr 16, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges. The Indian government want zero tolerance on overloaded vehicles, the illegal plying of “over dimensional” vehicles and vehicles carrying protruding items such as metal rods. A high penalty has been proposed for those who fail to comply with the new rules, with a suspension of permits for one month upon first...

Government to enhance public transport safety

Government to enhance public transport safety

Apr 9, 2015

Public transport safety is a topic of hot debate in India as media is replete with horrific incidents about the lack of security, especially for women commuters.   Increasing urbanisation has put huge strain on India’s transport infrastructure. India has one of the world’s densest transport networks and its large transport sector is also perhaps the most...

9 tips to drive safely in India

9 tips to drive safely in India

Mar 31, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges. “Economic growth has set off a wave of motorisation in India, but in the absence of a comprehensive approach to road safety, accidents are killing or injuring a large number of people every year”, read an editorial in The Hindu which aptly describes how driving in India requires immense skill to say the least....

Safety for women commuters is top priority

Safety for women commuters is top priority

Mar 24, 2015

Media is rife with reports of violence against women commuters and India is now waking up to an urgent need for providing safe mobility for its women by launching transport systems for women by women and putting gender-sensitive policies into effect.   India must realize the importance of safe and accessible transport that is tailored to suit the distinct needs...

Why Road Safety is a crucial issue for India’s growth?

Why Road Safety is a crucial issue for India’s growth?

Mar 16, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges. India has overtaken China in terms of the number of road accidents, a distinction it can certainly do without. The implementation of safety systems in China has reduced the accident rates, whereas India remains a laggard.                                                      India’s roads have more vehicles...

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