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

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

Are we running a panchayat where states are not serious: Supreme Court on road safety

As many as ten state governments have not filed their status reports sought by the Supreme Court on implementation of road safety laws and rules. The apex court today responded by summoning the transport secretaries of all these state. Hearing a public interest litigation on road safety, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the states for not taking the highest court ‘seriously’. “Are we running a panchayat, where states are not serious,” the Supreme Court asked. The apex court pulled up ten

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