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Govt to ban killer trucks with protruding rods

Dated : 05 Nov 2013

In an move to tackle a growing road menace, the Centre has decided to ban vehicles which have iron and steel rods protruding dangerously out of them. Advertisement “We have decided to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), 1989 more »

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Mobile phone app to help cyclists and drivers being developed by QUT

28 Feb 2014

Researchers from The Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q) are working on creating a mobile phone app to warn cyclists and drivers of impending collisions. The app will locate, track, connect and communicate between more »

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Panel Calls For Mandatory Safety Audits For All Roads

Dated : 21 Feb 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to establish a policy requiring mandatory audits for all roads nationwide to ensure safety standards can be consistently complied with. This was one of the recommendations made in a report on the Genting more »

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Student transport changes ‘will have a major impact’

Dated : 18 Feb 2014

Proposed changes to home to school transport will have a ‘major impact’ on many Brooksby Melton College 
students, it is feared. The college has responded in the strongest terms to the county council consultation and is urging parents and 
students more »

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18 killed in two road accidents in West Bengal

Dated : 11 Feb 2014

Malda: Eighteen people were on Tuesday killed and two others injured in separate mishaps on NH-34 in Malda district. The highway has been closed after the accidents. Police said 16 people died when a speeding truck collided head-on with a more »

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India’s first of its kind Accident Response and Traffic Management Centre Operational in
Madhya Pradesh

Dated : 6 Feb 2014

Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation (MPRDC) has set up one of the country’s first integrated Accident Response System and Traffic Management Centre (ARS & TMC) – a system that integrates emergency response with Intelligent Transportation Systems for the benefit of more »

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Safe, Clean, Fair and Green agenda leads UN Post-2015 Hearing

Dated : 9 Jan 2014

The ‘Safe, Clean, Fair and Green’ agenda for post-2015 sustainable transport has been presented to the United Nations at the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals on 7 January 2014. Saul Billingsley, Acting Director General of the FIA more »

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Traffic safety officials want cars to be able to talk to each other

Dated: 4 Feb 2014

WASHINGTON — Raising hopes of preventing many deadly collisions, transportation officials said Monday they plan to propose requiring automakers to equip new cars and light trucks with technology that lets vehicles communicate with each other. A radio beacon would continually more »

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HC notice to Centre on PIL for implementing road safety policy

Dated: 3 Feb 2014

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre on a PIL, seeking implementation of the 2010 National Road Safety Policy to ensure safety and welfare of road users. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana sought more »

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World Bank Road Safety

2 Feb 2014 Daily Update

JAIPUR: The World Bank has funded Rs 1362 crore for Road Sector Modernization Project which includes rural road connectivity programme. In this project 1056 revenue villages having population 250 – 499 (as per census 2001) spreading across 21 districts shall more »

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Research road safety

2 Feb 2014 Daily update

TRYING to stem the growing rate of elderly drivers on the road could be making life more dangerous for older Australians, particularly those in regional areas at risk of depression or physical health problems. New research by Queensland University of more »

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Crucial passive safety measures to save lives

Dated: 20 /01/ 2014

The mandatory use of seat belts and innovative vehicle designs have done much to reduce injury and death from road accidents. Such ‘passive’ safety measures are an important part of any strategy to reduce the number of road accident victims. more »

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Ball-like Object Claiming Lives of Children

Dated: 7 Jan 2014

Eight-year-old Md Fahim lost his two fingers as he curiously took a ball-like object in his hand found inside an abandoned bag near his house yesterday. Fahim is the latest addition in the list of children falling victims to abandoned more »

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Road Lessons Begin in Classrooms

Dated: 8 Jan 2014

NAVI MUMBAI: In an effort to create road safety awareness among the youth, the traffic police in the city have embarked on a mission to educate college and school students on the dangers of reckless driving. As part of the more »

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RTO to Release Booklet on Road Safety Today

Dated: 3 Jan 2014

ASHIK: The Nashik Regional Transport Office will release a booklet titled Rasta Surakshitachi Pathshala on Friday as part of its annual Road Safety Campaign to be held from January 3 to 17. The booklet, which enlists various traffic rules, will more »

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Internal Roads Witness Sharp Rise in Mishaps

Dated: 6 Jan 2014

NAGPUR: Internal city roads are witnessing increasing number of road accidents. City traffic police figures show a total of 1,265 road mishaps were reported in 2013 of which 827 accidents took place on internal roads. Overall in 2013 the number more »

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Cops Get Strict on Traffic Violations

Dated: 6 Jan 2014

ALLAHABAD: With increasing road mishaps and casualties being reported on city streets and connecting highways, the traffic police have stepped up to monitor road safety measures and decided to check the speed limit of vehicles at 17 identified spots. The more »

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Road Deaths Up Last Year, Numbers Likely to Rise

Dated: 3 Jan 2014

The number of fatalities from traffic accidents on Cambodia’s roads increased by just seven in 2013, according to data released Thursday, but traffic safety groups said the actual figure is likely to be higher. The number of deaths countrywide as more »

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72% of Road “Accidents” in Maharashtra Involve Youths

Dated: 7 Jan 2014

MUMBAi: Nearly 72% of those involved in road accidents in the state are in the age group of 20-40 years and 85% of the injured are maimed for life, highway police said. State additional director-general of police (highways) Vijay Kamble more »

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57 Road “Accidents” Due to Drink Drivers in First 10 Months

Dated: 7 Jan 2014

Abu Dhabi: During the first 10 months of last year, 57 road accidents resulting in three deaths took place as a result of drink driving, while another 219 accidents happened during 2010-2013 causing 23 deaths, the Abu Dhabi Police announced more »

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