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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...

Gadkari going all out to ensure better mobility and road safety

Gadkari going all out to ensure better mobility and road safety

Mar 13, 2015

Reports are rife with alarming incidents of road fatalities in India, a country where a person dies in a traffic accident every four minutes. Union Transport Minister Gadkari has promised to usher in a new era of improved mobility and road safety through various initiatives from drafting new laws to spreading awareness among citizens.   According to the...

How to choose a safe car in India?

How to choose a safe car in India?

Feb 24, 2015

This article is part of our Road Safety Challenges.   With bestselling entry-level cars in India failing global NCAP’s crash tests, the Indian government is ensuring that compliance with basic safety regulations that are at par with international norms will be mandatory in the next couple of years.     As one of the fastest growing car markets in...

Maharashtra government to introduce road safety lessons in to school syllabus

Maharashtra government to introduce road safety lessons in to school syllabus

Feb 18, 2015

Due to a substantial increase of road accidents in the country, the Maharashtra government are undergoing plans to introduce road safety lessons into the state board curriculum. This has prompted the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to include them in the national school curriculum, commencing the next academic year.   On January 8 of this year,...

Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Car manufacturers: profits before customers’ safety?

Dec 17, 2014

India is not a country famed for its road safety. Driving can be dangerous, yet the industry knows that with a growing economy and an increase in the country’s wealth, car manufacturers are conflicted. These manufacturers know they have a significant chance to increase their profits, but the growing issue of cars’ safety features is seen by some as a hurdle on...