Tuesday , 19 November 2019

Tag Archives: Road Accidents

Improving Road Safety through Smart Data

In a recent data released by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) reveals that, India had lost 1,47,913 people to road crashes in 2017, of which 48,764 were on two-wheelers, 26,869 were car crash victims, 20,457 were pedestrians deaths, and 3,559 were cyclists. This roughly amounts to an average of over 400 deaths every day on Indian roads. Over ...

Govt to collect data of road accidents in real-time

The government has finally kicked off the process to collect details of road accidents in realtime and their causes as it is done in developed countries. The IT-based system for capturing accident data from across the country will have a mobile-app that can send alerts to the authorities for taking action. With financial and technical assistance from the World Bank, ...

For a safe and sustainable Chennai Pedestrian Safety is the key

Despite various measures being adopted by the Tamil Nadu government in Chennai, the road fatality rate hasn?t reduced much. Roshan Toshniwal, Consultant with Transparent Chennai, CDF (Centre for Development Finance), IFMR takes a detailed look into the real problems plaguing road safety and advocates safe pedestrian infrastructure strongly.

Uttar Pradesh plans Trauma Centres on highways

The Uttar Pradesh government proposes to set up control rooms or trauma centres on state and national highways which will provide emergency medical care to accident victims. These victims will be treated in district-level hospitals throughout the State. The toll-free numbers of control rooms are being publicised widely. District magistrates and local police officials have been directed to facilitate quick ...

Road Safety audit training course

India has one of the highest rates of road accidents and fatalities in the world. With the massive growth of vehicles in the country’s cities, it becomes imperative to address this poor record of road safety. Towards this end, IRF India has been organising training courses for people to be trained as road safety auditors who would certify developments or ...

Licences of drunk drivers to be revoked

Maharashtra government is planning to cancel the licences of drivers who drink and drive. Alarmed by the rising number of road accidents due to drunk driving, the Home Department and Regional Traffic Office (RTO) have decided to take this strict action. There were 57,000 cases of drunk driving during the last three years, of which 867 were on New Year’s ...

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