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Indian Roads Vs. International Roads

It is a well-known fact that India’s roads are among the world’s bloodiest. Potholes claimed six lives on an average on Indian roads every day in 2016. Road infrastructure plays an important role in a country’s development. But, what makes Indian roads so different from International roads? India’s preferred road-laying material has for long been bitumen. Most of the developed nations of the world use Concrete roads. The paving cost of concrete roads is higher compared to that of bitumen

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- 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

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

Road Safety Week -2017; It’s Time for Action

India is all set to celebrate the 28th road safety week with the theme of ‘Safety is gainful, Accident is painful’. The road safety campaign was initiated by the ISS India Health Safety and Environment in order to make people aware about the road safety. The Road Safety Week is observed all over India under the guidance of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, from 11 to 17 January. School and college students play a key role in preventing

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

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

Need for Road Safety

The Global status report on road safety 2013 estimates that more than 231 000 people are killed in road traffic crashes in India every year. Approximately half of all deaths on the country’s roads are among vulnerable road users. The statistics shows a shocking report and if this continues, road accident death rate might reach 1.9 million people annually by 2020. Every individual needs to be safe on roads. And if you wish to be one of them, we need to

How Safe are Our Children in School Bus?

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela. The rising rate of school bus accidents has now become a nightmare for all. The revelation about children safety will definitely never make the country proud. If statistics have to be believed 20 children are killed every day in road accidents in India. Isn’t the figure shocking? What might be the reason for the increasing school bus accidents?