MOSCOW, November 17 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt’s Transport Minister Mohammad Rashad al-Metini resigned following a road crash on Saturday that killed 50 people, mainly school children.
Eighteen others were seriously injured when a train collided with a school bus in the central Egyptian province of Assiut, the Mena news agency reported.
There were about 60 children between four and six years old on the bus when it stuck on a railway crossing near a village in the Manfaloot district.
ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — A speeding train that crashed into a bus carrying Egyptian children to their kindergarten on Saturday killed 51 and prompted a wave of anger against a government under mounting pressure to rectify the former regime’s legacy of neglect.
The crash, which killed children between four and six years old and three adults, led to local protests and accusations from outraged Egyptians that President Mohammed Morsi is failing to deliver on the demands of last year’s uprising for basic rights, dignity and social justice.
18 November 2012 at Chandigarh, India
A 12 feet GIANT CANDLE was lighted at Plaza, Sector 17, Chandigarh as a reminder to the Decision Makers, Authorities and Engineers (Building Roads and Vehicles) to make Safer Roads and to the Public so they follow traffic rules.
The standard sized candles were lighted, as it has now become a ritual to remember people lost in road accidents using candles.
As per this year’s theme, “Now is the time to learn from the past” and move on “From Global Remembrance to Global Action on Road Safety”. The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 – with its goal to save 5 million lives – serves as a mechanism for countries to gain the knowledge and experience, which have benefitted others.
More than 50 volunteers of ArriveSAFE participated in the event. The officials of Chandigarh Traffic Police set up a stall and distributed educational content on Road Safety to the people.
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TRICHY: In a case of mistaken identity, an innocent man who had been summoned by police to drive a vehicle that had met with an accident, was beaten to death as he was misconstrued to be the person who caused the accident killing one person.
A certain Rajesh was riding a two-wheeler near Manakkal in Lalgudi taluk with his father Murthy as pillion when a sand-laden truck on its way to Trichy from Anbil hit the bike head-on. Strangely, Rajesh, the rider, escaped with simple injuries, while his father Murthy got entangled in the rear wheel of the truck and was crushed to death. Martin, the driver of the truck, fled the scene and he could not be traced until late in the night.
PUNE: Social organisations and noted cartoonist and traffic safety activist Mangesh Tendulkar distributed road safety awareness greeting cards to people on the occasion of Diwali on Tuesday.
The Diwali cards had special cartoons created by Tendulkar. He has been spreading the message of road safety for the last 12 years, with his cartoons depicting the risks of not following traffic rules.
On Tuesday, Tendulkar and members of Creative Foundation, Nature Walk, India Against Corruption, and other social organisations, distributed the cards at Nal Stop on Karve Road. Tendulkar said the activists would distribute the cards for the next four days.
SUSONO, Japan — Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums.
The economic downturn has dramatically cut the number of deaths on Britain’s roads, new research suggests.
Since Britain went into recession the number of people killed on the roads has fallen by more than a third, from 2,946 in 2007 to 1,901 in 2011.
The dramatic drop coincided with a general fall in traffic as cash-strapped motorists cut down on journeys, a reduction in drink-drive casualties as people sacrifice nights out and a drop in young males taking their driving tests.
AUSTRALIA will undertake its first “naturalistic” driving study when 400 cars are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to capture driver behaviour.
KAJANG: Seven of the country’s most popular cars will be undergoing crash tests from Thursday – Jan 10 to ascertain its safety.
The seven are sedan cars from Nissan, Hyundai, Proton, Honda, Toyota, Ford and Perodua.
Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) vehicle safety and biomechanics research centre director Dr Norlen Mohamed said the tests were part of the government’s initiative to lower accidents and road-related deaths.
“We want vehicle safety to be one of the criteria to be consider by consumers before buying a car,” he said at a media briefing.
Statement of the Chair of the UN Road Safety Collaboration
Dr Etienne Krug
Esteemed colleagues and friends,
SINGAPORE – The Traffic Police (TP) and Education Ministry are reviewing and developing age-appropriate road safety education schemes.
In January and October this year, fatal road accidents involving children occurred along Sembawang Drive outside a primary school.
TP recently conducted daily observations of the road over a 10-day period to determine if the area needed further safety measures to be implemented.
CHILDREN at the Stepping Stones day nursery, in Arboretum Street, Nottingham, have been learning about of the importance of road safety.
Road safety officer Alison Adlington visited the nursery on Friday November 9, ahead of Road Safety Week, which runs from November 19 to 25.
FATEHABAD: Three persons were killed and one person was injured when their vehicle collided head on with a speeding truck in Jandli Khurd village of the district on Sunday morning.
The deceased were identified as Satyanaryan, 50, Babblu, 25, and Hari Singh, 60, all residents of Jandali Khurd village. Satyanaryan and Babblu died on the spot, while Hari Singh died on way to hospital. Police have sent the bodies for postmortem in the local general hospital.
Nashik, Maharashtra: Six persons, including a woman and a minor, were killed in two separate accidents in Chandvad taluka near Nashik, police said on Tuesday.
Four persons were killed when their car collided with a truck near Dugaon on Chandvad-Manmad road on Monday evening.
The mishap occurred when the truck was proceeding from Chandvad to Manmad while the car was coming from the opposite direction.
HASSAN: Two constables with Bangalore’s Mahadevpura police station and a four-year-old boy were killed when the car they were travelling in plunged into a drain near Katagalli Gate late on Saturday night. Four persons were injured in the accident.
The deceased are law and order constables Ashok (29) and Mahadevaswamy (35) and the latter’s son Charan (4). The incident occurred at 12.40am on the border of Hassan and Mandya districts when the car driver lost control and veered off the road.
VARANASI: In two accidents, three persons died while one suffered injuries on Monday.
Manoj Bind (25) and Raju Gond (22), residents of Bilaridih, under Alinagar police area in Chandauli district were sitting on Tengramod bridge in the morning. A trailer laden with iron grills passed through the bridge. When it came close to Manoj and Raju, the driver lost control and the two came under its wheels. They died on the spot.
RANCHI: Four persons were injured when an autorickshaw they were traveling in collided head-on with a car at Pandra locality here on Sunday. Shreya Kumari, 21, who was travelling in the autorickshaw along with three others, suffered a leg fracture and taken to RIMS for treatment.
Both the vehicles involed in the accident have been seized by police. Riyaz Khan, the investigating officer of the case said, “Both the auto and the car have been seized. The car driver, who hit the auto while recklessly driving the vehicle, fled from the site of the accident.”
Adilabad: Five persons including, a six-year-old boy, were killed and 15 others severely injured in a road accident near Shanigapur village of Dilawarpur mandal on NH-22 (Nirmal-Bhainsa main road) on Sunday afternoon.
According to police, the accident occurred when a cement-laden lorry hit an auto coming in the opposite direction on the outskirts of Shanigapur village at around 2.20 pm. Ghaikwad Satwaji, 50, Sirpalli Sayanna, 25, Gangaram, 55, Prakash, 30, and Ajay, 6, died on the spot. Three have been shifted to Gandhi Hospital, Hyderabad, after their condition turned serious.
Three persons, including a minor girl, were killed and four others injured in a road accident near Batroli village here today.
Rizwana (36), Ruby (30) and 12-year-old Sonam were returning after attending a ceremony in Farrukhabad alongwith their family when their SUV was hit by a speeding truck.
Vadodara/Anand: Three persons including two NRIs from South Africa died in a road accident near Vathwadi village on Ahmedabad-Vadodara express highway early on Sunday morning.
The victims died when their car rammed into a truck at near Vathwadi village, around seven kilometres from Mehmadabad in Kheda district. Police sources suggest that the deceased had boarded a car from Ahmedabad airport in wee hours of Sunday morning to reach Godhra after which they were supposed to attend a marriage at Vadodara.