Yearly Archives: 2017


Key to Road Safety is the Driver

The driver’s role is the apex point in road safety measures. It is well known that drivers are at higher risk of being involved in a crash. New drivers need to gain more experience since they are at a higher risk of being involved in a crash. They need to become skilled and safer drivers through continued practice and learning process. License must be issued to drivers after proper driving tests. Driver’s disability, medical factors, eyesight test, age etc must

Speed Governor Installation Mandatory in All States- Declares Ministry, Supreme Court

The number of road traffic accidents/deaths has been rising exponentially over the past decade in India, thanks to factors like growing population, surging demand for transport/commercial vehicles, poor traffic rules and regulations, and SPEEDY VEHICLES. In 2013, more than 1.3 lakh people had lost their lives in road traffic accidents! Adding to this unpleasant data is the estimation that by the year 2020, road traffic accidents could become the third most common reason for deaths in the country. In response to

SPEED- The Prime Cause of Road Traffic Accidents & Deaths!

If we dig out the facts and causes behind road traffic accidents happening around the world, it would be no surprise to find ‘SPEED’ as the common and prime culprit. Over the years, many researchers have studied and established the relationship between speed and the increase in the number of road traffic accidents and deaths. There are 2 types of unwanted speeds- Excess Speed and Inappropriate Speed. Excess speed refers to exceeding the speed limit, while inappropriate speed refers to

Road accidents may cause up to 5% decline in GDP in low/middle-income economies

Every year, about 1.25 million people around the globe die due to road traffic accidents; which means- 3,400 deaths daily! However, over 90% of these deaths occur in economically backward regions alone. Low and middle-income countries in the African region are said to report the highest rates of road traffic deaths. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the low and middle income economies may incur a loss of up to 5% of their GDP just because of road traffic

Speed Governors: Trusted Tool for Vehicle Speed Limiting

Recent Report by Transport Research Wing, Morth-2015 data, says that in every four minutes one accident death occurs in India. Also, it reports that around 1 lakh deaths are recorded from 5 lakh road crashes in India. There has been an upward trend in the number of deaths due to road accidents. This is a matter of concern for all the residents of this country. In this situation Supreme Court words are of great relevance, ‘India can avoid being the

Use Speed Governor for Safer Roads

Road accidents have become too common in our country. Many precious lives are lost in road accidents every day. Everyone is in a hurry and is least bothered to think about these social issues unless they become a victim. Ordinary citizens like you and me, can do a lot to improve the present scenario. Speeding of vehicles is the major cause of road accidents. Traffic violations, poor road conditions, careless driving also adds-up to the cause of road accidents. Speed governors

4 Suggestions to Improve India’s Road Safety and Save Precious Lives

Installation of Speed governors is found to be the most effective solution to over speeding of vehicles around the world. Over speeding of vehicles results in increasing road accident rates and fatalities that can be avoided by making the vehicle fully under control by the installation of speed governors. Keeping this fact India is edging to reduce road accident rates by 50 percent by 2020. The State and the Central government play a key role in implementation of mandatory speed

Supreme Court asks states to respond on speed governors in government vehicles

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today chastised several states for not filing their responses on a PIL seeking installation of speed governors in public transport vehicles. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also asked the transport secretaries of states like Delhi and Bihar to appear in person with relevant records on the next date of hearing of the PIL. The bench said the states, which have been served with the notice, were not filing their

Speed governors: SC warns Transport Secretaries of 10 states…

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday told the Transport Secretaries of 10 states to file their response on a plea seeking installation of speed governors in vehicles, failing which they would have to appear before it. An NGO, Suraksha Foundation, has challenged the April 15, 2015 government notification exempting some categories of passenger and transport vehicles from mandatorily installing speed governors. Apparently displeased over 10 state governments not filing their response to the plea for the installation of