Monday , 14 October 2019

Safety & Security

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 ...

Are India’s popular small cars unsafe?

India is now the sixth largest in the world for the production and sale of passenger cars. India could become the world?s third largest market by 2020. However, unlike most other major car producing nations, India does not yet require its vehicles to meet the United Nation?s minimum crash test standards and does not have a New Car Assessment Programme ...

Urban Safety: The two-wheeler phenomenon

Ranjit Gadgil, Programme Director, Parisar, discusses the safety risks associated with the ever-increasing use of two wheelers in the country, and the need to improve public transport. Pune, once known as a ?cycling city? has very rapidly transformed into a ?two-wheeler? city, a process which began in the late 80s, accelerating throughout the 90s. With the turn of the century, ...

Zero Vision: Safe Corridor Pilot Project in Kerala

The ambitious safe corridor project on the 80km stretch from Vetturoad to Adoor near Thiruvananthapuram, one of the most accident-prone stretches in the state has begun. As per the data collected by National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NATPAC), the agency carrying out the pilot study on the project, around 1200 accidents happened on the stretch in the past three years. The project, which aims at bringing down the accident rate to zero, will be implemented with financial aid from World Bank by the Kerala State Transport Project, a Kerala PWD programme. The KSTP has set aside `60 crore for carrying out safety projects on the roads coming under its jurisdiction. According to NATPAC Director B G Sreedevi, the project is being implemented with the help of local bodies, police department, motor vehicles department and hospitals in the area. ?Interestingly, when good roads was provided, accidents also showed an increasing trend. Hence a detailed study was done,? said Sreedevi. A Progess Report.

Helping people get back home safe

ArriveSafe, is a Chandigarh based NGO dedicated to road safety, driven by the founder Harman Sidhu?s traumatic experience on the road, and his dedication to spread the awareness about road safety and perils of drunken driving.

Automated Driving Test System Making Gujarat?s Roads Safer

In keeping with its commitment towards providing any assistance or training to people to ensure safe driving, the Transport Department of Gujarat has started an automated driving test system The state government has taken the onus of fully computerising RTOs in all the districts of Gujarat, making it easier for the citizens to avail services. Subsequently, many important measures have ...

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