Uttar Pradesh: Australian infrastructure firm, Global Road Technology (GRT) is working with Indian government for a World Bank initiative to tackle India’s growing road death toll.
To raise road safety awareness among road users, Nissan Safety Driving Forum (NSDF) goes over to more Indian cities. Nissanâ€™s global ‘Blue Citizenship’ global social responsibility initiative, NSDF is aimed to have an outreach of 100,000 more road users in its 3rd edition in India.
The new Road Safety and Transport Bill 2014 unveiled on Saturday by Road Transport and Highway Ministry indicates that upto 2 lakh lives can be saved in the first five years due to distinct reduction in road accidents. India reports around 5 lakh road accidents annually with a death toll of 1.4 lakhs.
A fatal collision in Norfolk captured on a headcam fitted to the riderâ€™s helmet is now released by police for public viewing in an effort to get motorcyclists and drivers to give thought to road safety.
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari has written to has written the following letter to consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to make changes that aid bicycle riders, thereby mandating the fixing retro reflective tapes on bicycles for safety, and making them more visible, especially at night.
Large scale advancement in road and highway development over the past decade has pushed the government of India to revise maximum speed limits of vehicles plying along the national highways. Government of India has been pondering over this issue for over two decades while this issue was raised in 2006-07 when a special committee was initiated to weigh the pros and cons of revising speed limits to 100 kmph.
Earlier in 2014, a host of entry level cars failed crash tests. Coupled with this, higher mileage promises by automakers in India is compromising on safety standards here. Vijay Chibber ,Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) at a Role of Corporates in Road Safety seminar organised by International Road Federation (IRF) said, â€ś Recent move by MoRTH and Ministry of Industry to introduce ABS brakes in two wheelers was shunned by the two wheeler manufacturers asking for couple of more years to introduce it.â€ť
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