Friday , 23 August 2019

Traffic Management

NGO – Muskaan Safety Foundation From a non-issue to an issue of major concern

A tragedy can sometimes inspire a person to go on to achieve great milestones. This has been the case with Mridul Bhasin and Pramod Bhasin from Jaipur. The couple lost their 17 year old daughter Durva Bhasin in a tragic road accident on May 3, 1999. Numbed by their loss, and encouraged by Durva’s teacher Sandeep Sethi, the Bhasins launched ...

International Best Practices for Institutions Imparting Driver Education

Susanne Hebner, Managing Director, Hubert Ebner (India) Pvt Ltd writes on the tools of teaching Defensive Driving. Her company, an Indo-Austria venture, carries out extensive driver training programmes in India and has made several road safety films. Defensive driving, practised all over the world, especially in the developed countries, is the key to reducing road accidents and being safe on ...

Attempting A Road Revolution in Rajasthan

Establishing the Road Safety Council, reconditioning of old buses for connectivity in rural areas and opening of two driving institutes for providing good drivers are some of the measures that Brij Kishore Sharma, Transport Minister of Rajasthan has initiated to improve the transport situation in the state. He tells TrafficInfraTech that these efforts are not enough. He plans to do ...

UK Taxi industry Cherting out a new path

The taxi industry in the UK is a large and growing sector of the transport provision, but didn’t appear on the radar of the transport planners and policy makers in the past. However, it is now going through a period of changes in several areas. Currently, the UK Parliament’s Transport Select Committee is conducting an enquiry into certain aspects of ...

Leading the Way with Intelligent Transport Systems

Lyon, France hosted two major ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) events in early June. Richard Harris, Global Director, ITS, Logica attended them. He writes exclusively for TrafficInfraTech on the two conferences. There is a considerable debate throughout Europe on the potential impacts of the European Commission Action Plan and Directive. While many countries welcome the initiative, some remain concerned about how ...

Who I am and where am I going Demography, Lifestyles and Mobility

Gerard Tertoolen, Traffic Psychologist, XTNT at Utrecht, the Netherlands discusses how demographic and lifestyle changes can influence travel patterns. He says that by taking the wishes, motives and experiential values of mobile individuals into account as much as possible and by providing the right incentives at the right time, people can be induced to adjust their mobility patterns. Psychologists have ...

Meeting the safety needs

Dark Eye manufactures and supplies a wide range of safety products to numerous agencies in the country including government bodies developing roads and bridges, construction companies, the army and paramilitary forces. Kawaljit Singh, Managing Director, Dark Eye tells TrafficInfraTech how the road safety situation in India has changed drastically over the last decade.

Intelligent Cooperative Systems

Advanced Driver Alert Systems, Cooperative Vehicle Highway Systems, IntelliDrive or ICS Intelligent Cooperative Systems have become the latest challenge for coordinated development and deployment. Seen as a breakthrough in automotive safety and efficiency, they are based on vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure and infrastructure to vehicle communications.

Running buses on highway shoulders

To ease traffic congestion in Twin Cities, an experiment of running buses on the highway shoulders at reduced speed was carried out. Today, the same experiment has matured to a foolproof system and is one of the most successful efforts in reducing traffic congestion in Twin Cities that can be emulated by many cities of the world. The author, Aaron Isaacs, was the expert behind the novel idea.

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