A distinction India can do without: India focuses on road safety

A distinction India can do without: India focuses on road safety

Sep 22, 2014

India is perhaps finally taking the issue of road safety more seriously than ever before as evidenced by the Supreme Court’s new road safety committee campaigns: the revisiting of laws related to the issue of fitness and pollution certificates and licences, weight and passenger carrying capacities, construction of crash barriers, provision of emergency care and...

Puducherry to receive much needed traffic overhaul

Puducherry to receive much needed traffic overhaul

Aug 27, 2014

On average, 1500 road accidents have been reported every year in Puducherry for the last five years. In order to tackle the region’s traffic congestion issues, the government has decided to evolve a strategy through the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) for safe transportation. The proposed action plan can prove to be an effective...

Government to penalise truck overloading

Government to penalise truck overloading

Jul 28, 2014

Overloaded trucks lead to road accidents. Truck overloading is an offence that necessitates strict laws and the government of India has imposed legal restrictions time and time again. But as always, people have found loopholes and an overloaded truck is a sight that is far too common on the roads. Damage to road assets apart, an overloaded truck puts too many...

The challenges faced by the new government: Road Safety

The challenges faced by the new government: Road Safety

Jul 24, 2014

You only need to look at the statistics; with 1.4 million road crashes reported every year, and roughly 300 people dying every day in car accidents, the safety on India’s roads has long been a point of fierce contention for both its people and its government. The recent death of Gopinath Munde, the country’s Union rural development minister, has led...

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Road accidents eating into India’s GDP

Jun 17, 2014

The decade, 2011–2020, has been proclaimed as the ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ by governments world over. An unacceptably high number of people are involved in traffic accidents every day. These road traffic accidents take a toll on the economies as well. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) report has revealed that nearly...

Accident analysis to improve road safety

Accident analysis to improve road safety

May 28, 2014

The Global Status Report on road safety 2013, released by the World Health Organisation, revealed that over 231,000 people in India die every year due to road traffic accidents. This unwanted distinction has also led to India being chosen as a problem country by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme. India is only second to the U.S. with...