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Category Archives: Research and Statistics

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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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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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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JN Donates Millions to Aid Prevention of Violent, Road Traffic Injuires

Dated: 8 Jan 2014

The project, which is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Violence Prevention Alliance and Mona GeoInformatics, will, among other things, seek to chart and analyse the burden of violence and motor vehicle-related injuries on hospital services across the more »

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In Study, Texting Lifts Crash Risk by Large Margin

Dated : July 27, 2009

The first study of drivers texting inside their vehicles shows that the risk sharply exceeds previous estimates based on laboratory research — and far surpasses the dangers of other driving distractions. The new study, which entailed outfitting the cabs of more »

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Road deaths set to soar unless transport policies change radically

Dated:14/02/2013

Road deaths will dramatically increase in the world’s poorest countries unless governments and multilateral development banks swiftly and radically overhaul their transport policies, according to a new report. Already, 1.3 million people lose their lives on the world’s roads every more »

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Reduction of road fatalities in Spain in 2012

Dated:29/01/2013

2012 was the 9th consecutive year in reducing road fatalities in Spain, achieving a new record. The number of fatalities was 1304 with a reduction of 180 people in comparison with 2011. As average there is a reduction of 4 more »

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Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013

Dated:28/01/2013

Road traffic injuries kill nearly 1.3 million people annually. If current trends continue, road crashes are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030. Until recently, the extent of the road safety situation around the world was more »

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How Australia reduced road death toll

Dated:11/01/2013

The number of deaths on South African roads is staggering. With about 14 000 people killed on South African roads each year the cost of this tragic harvest is impossible to calculate. There are war zones in other parts of more »

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South Africa: Over 1 400 People Die in Accidents During Festive Season

Dated:10/01/2013

Pretoria — Transport Minister Ben Martins has announced that 1 465 people lost their lives on the country’s roads during the festive season. The main causes of the road fatalities during the period between 1 December 2012 and 8 January more »

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Pedestrians reluctance to use overhead bridges

Dated:10/01/2013

ISLAMABAD – Most of the residents living across the Islamabad Expressway are not using overhead bridges built at various points, which imperils their life and have led fatal accidents. Despite warnings by the police and traffic instructions,pedestrians reluctant to climb more »

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33% of road accident victims were on foot

Dated:07/01/2013

LUDHIANA: Smooth, wide and tree-lined, there is nothing on the surface to betray the danger lurking on city roads. Over the last five years, pedestrians have been falling prey to fatal road accidents. They constitute the majority of casualties in more »

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The Rape In Delhi And The Neglect Of Public Transport

Dated: 19/12/2012

The horrible gang rape and assault on a girl medical student in New Delhi on the night of December 16 has led to calls for hanging and castration of the criminals. But the incident needs to be seen more critically more »

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Road accident emerge as main killer disease for youngsters in Indore

Dated: 17/12/2012

INDORE: Ever increasing number of vehicles, poor traffic management and lack of traffic sense among Indoreans are claiming more and more young life-mainly college students—in avoidable road accidents in Indore. Road accidents in city are claiming two lives in a more »

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Texting while driving more dangerous

Dated: 13/12/2012

MUSCAT — An incomplete SMS or a half-way ended conversation, are very often the unfortunate remnants found in the crushed mobile phones at accident sites that the Royal Oman Police (ROP) investigates frequently, according to a key official at the more »

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Road accident victim gets 37 lakh in damages

Dated: 11/12/2012

NEW DELHI: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has awarded a compensation of Rs 36.98 lakh to a 40-year-old man, who suffered 90% permanent disability in a road mishap involving a rashly-driven car. The tribunal directed ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company more »

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Pushing for Pedal Power

Dated: 09/12/2012

Waiting for a revolution on two wheels — Putting more Indians on bicycles for their regular commute would yield multiple benefits: freedom from fossil fuels, reduced pollution and congestion. Official policy recognises all these gains, but has failed to reinvent more »

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Most dying in road accidents are youths, wage-earners: WHO report

Dated: 04/12/2012

At least 30% of casualties on road in the country take a toll on lives of those in the age group of 15 to 25 years, says the recent WHO (World Health Organization) report. Ironically, the worst indicator of the more »

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