Monday , 17 June 2019

Safety & Security

Leveraging ICT for Road Safety

There is an inter-ministerial initiative being planned by the Central Government to enhance safety on the roads, primarily by leveraging the existing information communication technology framework. One of the main problems at present with road transportation in India is that transporters or users do not have any data on road safety for the stretch of the road that is of ...

Efficient Safety Solutions for Road and Rail

Modern sensors ensure that road and rail transportation routes are efficient, safer and more nvironmentally friendly Modern traffic management on road, rail and sea routes is geared towards safety, efficiency and a good environmental balance. Rugged sensor solutions provide reliable control and monitoring systems for transportation applications. Laser measurement systems classify vehicles as part of the road toll system, automation ...

Reflective Solutions

Avery Dennison’s highway and street safety solutions technology have been making streets and highways brighter with prismatic signs since 1924. It offers a comprehensive range of reflective sheeting that is engineered with omnidirectional performance allowing for maximum reflectivity from every angle. Amandeep Singh, Business Head – Reflective Solutions, South Asia explains the need for reflective solution for the Indian market. ...

Black Box

Legal precedent promotes a new school of thought on admissible traffic data. Back in 1939, François Hussenot and Paul Beaudouin developed an intuitive machine to record a continuous stream of pictures in an aircraft. An attempt to understand the details and causes of aircraft crashes was the catalyst driving progress and technological advancement of flight recorder design. The Black Box ...

Video Surveillance Solution for Transportation Sector

With public security threats at an all-time high, security cameras on buses and subways can help protect innocent citizens from terrorist attacks and help maintain a safe and secure transportation environment. India’s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. The major security challenges in this vertical are faced due to unorganized infrastructure ...

Making Roads Safer

With its size, population, diversity, urbanization and motorization, road safety is set to be one of India’s biggest emerging challenges. Maruti Suzuki runs a large nationwide road safety programme that focuses on providing scientific driving training and generating awareness amongst masses on safe driving. As per the MoRTH report, total of 4, 97,686 road accidents were reported in India in ...

Project Partnership of Government and Muskaan Foundation for Road Safety: A Success Story

Jaipur-based non-profit organization Muskaan had initiated a project to create road safety awareness with special emphasis on BRTS and Metro routes. The objective of the project was to bring down the number of fatalities on the operative dedicated BRTS route. This article intends to present the fact that a lot can be achieved in the field of road safety when ...

How Transport Pricing Reforms can increase Road Safety

This article investigates how transportation pricing reforms – higher fuel taxes, efficient road tolls and parking fees, distance-based pricing, and reduced transit fares – can help increase traffic safety. Research described in this report indicates that, in addition to their other economic, social and environmental benefits, these reforms tend to reduce traffic accidents. However, this benefit is often overlooked: pricing ...

Roads to Safety

India has the dubious distinction of having maximum number of fatalities on our roads. During the year 2012, 138275 people were killed in 4,90,000 accidents. Improvement of roads and availability of new age vehicles have led to increased speed on the road and thereby increased accidents. As such road safety is an area of concern for all the Government. V ...

Safety Audit of an Urban Expressway

The Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) conducted a Road Safety Audit (RSA) in March, 2013, aimed at mitigating the rising road crashes on the Noida – Greater NOIDA Expressway, as well as for suggesting appropriate aesthetic and safety improvements to the central verge of the carriageway. The author gives the details of the study which was sponsored by the New ...

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