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Tag Archives: Road safety

IT Madras and HSSL develop Intelliseat™ for road safety

Using the technology and knowhow developed by the Rehabilitation Bioengineering Group, Department of Engineering Design, IIT Madras, road safety enhancing products will be developed by the Institute and Harita Seating Systems Limited (HSSL). Called Intelliseat™, it has been developed for commercial use. The products under the initiative will be viable and cost-effective. Intelliseat™ monitors the driver 24×7 and operates independently. ...

Committed to Road Safety

In 2000 when the Mumbai-Pune Expressway was thrown open to traffic, the six-lane highway cut travel time between the cities by two hours and lifted traffic off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. However, the 94.5km expressway did become one of the most accident-prone stretches in the country with the Maharashtra police recording about 214 accidents between 2012 and 2013. As per ...

Governments Safety Initiatives

On the occasion of the Road Safety Week in January, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways reiterated that the Ministry is committed to reduce the number of road accidents and the associated fatalities by 50 in the next few years. The Ministry has been working on all the 4 Es of road safety – Engineering, Enforcement, Education and ...

HIGHWAYS OF THE FUTURE: Interactive, Sustainable

Dr Sreejith Narayanan, Associate Vice President, IL & FS Transportation Networks Limited made the key note address at the TrafficInfraTech Expo 2016 held in Mumbai in September 2016. IL & FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) was set up way back in 2000 which was a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services when the management decided to have all the surface ...

Road safety programme by IRTE & GoodYear India

In a bid to promote safe driving in India, tyre major Goodyear, in association with the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), had initiated a unique road safety programme, ‘Safer Roads, Safer You.’ The focus of this initiative was to train 2,400 drivers in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai till March. The participating drivers were also given an incentive of `500 along ...

Road safety education program in Pune

Bridgestone India launched a road safety education program at CIRT, Bhosari Pune. This is a year–long on-going, sustainable and multi-dimensional outreach programme, which will effectively connect with all road safety stakeholders, including enforcement officials, leaders and authorities. A series of activities will be conducted under the supervision of road safety supervisors to ensure the effective implementation of the programme. Some ...

“ROAD SAFETY: First Step is to Educate People”

Diwakar Raote, Transport Minister, Government of Maharashtra talks to TrafficInfraTech on government’s thrust area for safe mobility in the state. The Transport Ministry’s thrust areas with regards to safe and convenient mobility ? We are looking at an individual whether on the road or the one driving the vehicle; here safety of both the individuals is involved. One mistake byeither one can lead to a major accident.  There ...

ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT

Statistics state that in India, annually over six lakhs accidents lead to about two lakh deaths. This colossal loss calls for concerted and multidisciplinary preventive and remedial efforts. In the recently held Economic Times Road Safety Summit 2015 in Mumbai, the focus of the various panel discussions were on topics such as: Innovation for Safe Engineering & Safe Infrastructure; Unleashing ...

A Mechanism for Generation of Road Safety Fund

This study aims at developing mechanisms to generate fund for road safety improvement with a case study of Kerala state. As there is no mechanism available to assess the fund requirement for road safety improvement, a rationale was developed by studying the road safety Investment pattern of London. The relation between expenditure towards road safety and improvement in terms of ...

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 ...