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Category Archives: Advocacy & Enforcement

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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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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Traffic Police Bat for Road Safety

Dated: 9 Jan 2014

GURGAON: As part of its annual weeklong campaign on road safety, the city’s traffic police have come out with a unique series of events focusing on different aspects of safety. The campaign will kick off on January 11 with the more »

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On-the-Spot Counselling for Road Users

Dated: 9 Jan 2014

MYSORE: The city traffic cops are going all out to realize their goal of bringing in road discipline and making city roads safer. After initiating strict measures to implement the traffic rules by penalizing the violators, cops are now focusing more »

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Road Safety Drive Fails to Stem Carnage

Dated: 10 Jan 2014

DESPITE more than 840 road blocks and 3,800 arrests for traffic infringements during the end-of-year holiday season, the death toll on South Africa’s roads was little changed from a year ago, with 1,357 people losing their lives between December 1 more »

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Bangalore Police To Launch Android App To Crowdsource Auto Rickshaw Reviews

Dated : 18 Dec 2013

This is fantastic! Soon you will be able to review auto drivers and your auto experience thanks to Bangalore City traffic police’s Android app, which they will be launching soon as a part of the Happy auto campaign, according to more »

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Govt to set up a road safety and traffic management body

With road accidents on the rise, the government is planning to set up a body dedicated to ensuring better road safety and traffic management. “We are actively considering creation of National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board,” Union Minister for more »

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No mercy for drunk drivers

Dated:11/01/2013

Naming and shaming of convicted drunk drivers are to be introduced this year. Having to drive with your headlights on will also be legislated over the next few months. This commitment was made by Road Traffic Management Corporation spokesman Ashref more »

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Enhance punishment for drunk driving, says VC

Dated:07/01/2013

Bar owners should make combined efforts to educate customers Expressing concern over increasing deaths in road accidents caused by drunken drivers, Nitte University Vice Chancellor Dr V Shantaram Shetty called for enhancing punishment for such offences. He was speaking after more »

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Campaign against drunk driving launched

Dated: 13/12/2012

HYDERABAD: The World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with city police launched a multi-media campaign against drunk driving in the twin cities here on Wednesday. Setting off the month-long awareness campaign, P V S Ramakrishna, DCP (traffic) flagged off display of more »

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Bridging the Road Safety Knowledge Gap

Dated: 25/06/2012 to 28/06/2012

On June 25-28, country staff from the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB) and national public works ministries joined the Global Road Safety Facility in Tunis, Tunisia for a training workshop on the fundamentals of the safe system approach. The more »

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Traffic Policemen ill-equipped to check Road Accidents in City

Dated: 27/11/2012

ALLAHABAD: The traffic police have only two speed radars for the entire district in which rash driving takes its toll on many lives. Pointedly, the traffic department has been waiting for interceptors to act sharply against violators. This year so more »

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Highways to the Danger Zone

Dated: 27/11/2012

The growth of India’s highway system over the past 25 years has been tremendous, but the increase in road deaths has been equally large. Yet, through all these changes, one thing has remained the same: the policing of India’s highways. more »

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After Rash of Accidents, Authorities Target Driving Schools

Dated: 27/11/2012

Major traffic accidents are no rarity on Moscow’s roads, but a string of particularly horrific crashes in recent months have forced authorities to search for remedies. Last week, three people were killed when a woman with a long history of more »

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Drink-drivers may face lifetime ban under new government proposals

Dated: 22/11/2012

The proposal is part of a range of measures, which include abolishing the right to have a blood or urine test to confirm a roadside breath test. Sources working on the plans said lifetime bans were being considered. It was more »

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High on the Diwali Spirit, 1069 Motorists Fined for Drink Driving in just Six Days

Dated: 11/11/2012

Delhiites, notorious for mixing drinking with driving, are high on the deadly cocktail again as Diwali fervour grips the city. And forget about caring for their own safety or those of others on the road. When caught drunk behind the more »

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Police Sniffing for Drunken Drivers

Dated: 07/11/2012

ALLAHABAD: With winter approaching, traffic police department has planned to crack down against drunken drivers. Equipped with breath-analysers, traffic cops are busy finalising spots for conducting the drive, including near marriage parties and highways. Asserting that drunken driving is a more »

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5-year RI for NRI In drunken Driving Case

Dated: 1/11/2012

A sessions court here on Thursday convicted Nooriya Yousuf Haveliwala, a non-resident Indian, in a drunken driving case and sentenced her to five-year rigorous imprisonment. In 2010, Nooriya, driving under the influence of alcohol, killed a police sub-inspector, Dinanath Shinde, more »

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The frequency and severity of road accidents in Punjab call for a serious thought on road safety. The trends witnessed are too horrifying to be contemplated with equanimity PUNJAB’S LAWLESS ROADS G.S. Aujla

The fatality figure in road accidents in Punjab is nearly six times higher than the deaths caused in homicide cases. According to a report circulated by the Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, another disturbing trend has more »

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South Australia’s revenue from traffic fines falls $35m short of 2011-12 forecast

Dated: 28/10/2012

SA POLICE have fallen $35 million short of a forecast $101 million in traffic fines as driver behaviour improves on the state’s roads. The 2011-12 SA Police Annual Report shows police claimed $65.8 million in expiation revenue in the past more »

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