Monthly Archives: December 2016


The Importance of Speed Governors on School Buses

India has only about 1 percent of the world’s vehicles but accounts for 10 percent of the world’s road accidents. According to Save Life Foundation, there is a road accident death in India every four minutes and about 380 deaths occur every day, equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing daily. School buses need to be one of the safest forms of motor vehicle transportation. Traffic volume on the Nation’s highways has increased dramatically over the past twenty years. Also, there have

English Rendering of Prime Minister’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ on All India Radio

My Dear Countrymen, Namaskar! This year the rains have started on a good note. This will definitely prove beneficial to our farmer brothers and sisters in sowing of kharif crops. I am very pleased to share an immensely good news with you all. We have always faced scarcity of pulses and oilseeds in our country. Poor people require pulses and some amount of oil to prepare vegetables for their food. The good news for me is that there has been an

United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020

“The Decade of Action for Road Safety can help all countries drive along the path to a more secure future… Today, partners around the world are releasing national or citywide plans for the Decade, hosting policy discussions and enabling people affected by road crashes to share their stories widely. Now we need to move this campaign into high gear and steer our world to safer roads ahead. Together, we can save millions of lives.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ,Message on the

WHO|Road traffic injuries

Fact sheet Reviewed September 2016 Key facts About 1.25 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among young people, aged 15–29 years. 90% of the world’s fatalities on the roads occur in low- and middle-income countries, even though these countries have approximately half of the world’s vehicles. Half of those dying on the world’s roads are “vulnerable road users”: pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Without action, road traffic crashes are predicted to rise to

Nitin Gadkari blames ‘vested interests’ for delaying Road Safety Bill

Transport minister says these are the people ‘opposed to transparency and computerisation in the highways sector’. New Delhi: Blaming ‘vested interests’ for delaying the Road Safety Bill, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said its non-passage remains his “biggest regret” as more people are getting killed every year in road accidents than in “wars, terror attacks or epidemics”. Gadkari, known to speak his mind, did not name the “vested interests” who are trying to scuttle the new law but

Speed Limiters: An Effective Means of Vehicles Speed Control on Roads

Speeding is a major road safety problem in all countries. Faster driving speeds increase the likelihood of a crash occurring, and the severity of its consequences. Interventions to reduce speed can lead to significant reductions in road traffic injuries. In urban areas, with high concentrations of pedestrians and cyclists, measures to reduce speed are critical to the safety of these road users. Excessive speeding is a worldwide problem affecting the entire road network (motorways and highways, and rural and urban

Dependence on Speed Governor for Road Safety Measures

Several rules are implemented for safety on roads, but these are not reflecting in the road accident statistic rates. The increasing fatalities rate shows us that the problem needs to be studied on the basis of technical and modern science. The speed governors are the best solutions for these crises. The reach of speed governors must be made available to every commercial vehicle. Studies have shown that vehicles without speed governors are much prone to road accidents than with vehicles

How to Select The Best Speed Governors At The Best Price?

Initially commercial vehicle owners will have to shell out less than Rs 10,000 per vehicle for the purpose of installing speed governors within their vehicle. The state government’s policy to make speed governor mandatory in all vehicles increases the sale of speed governors. Several States have decided to make speed governors mandatory for school buses, tankers, dumpers and goods vehicles covered for national permit. According to RTO officials, only those speed governors that are approved by Automotive Research Association of

The Growing Concerns for Speed Limiter Devices

India tops the list when it comes to road fatalities and accidents. Data shared by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways revealed an increase of 4.6% in the total accident fatalities in the country, from 139,671 in 2014 to 146,133 in 2015. The analysis of road accident data in 2015 reveals that motorised vehicles accounted for 95.5% of the total road accidents. Amongst the vehicle categories, two-wheelers accounted for the highest share in total road accidents (28.8%) in 2015

Road Safety Aims by 2020

Efforts to decrease road accidents has been continuing since all these years. But the current strategies adopted by us in today’s day to day increasing traffic is a challenging one. Modern technologies must be incorporated in vehicles for complete road safety solutions. Experts vision on road safety by 2020 is very much hopeful. The single remedy found for the speed limiting of vehicles is by the Speed Governors. A high rate of accidents occur during over-speeding of vehicles where the driver