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Killer roundabout gets more perilous

THE Sectors 47-48-49-46 roundabout has become a killer road crossing. Hardly any day goes by without any road accident occurring here. In fact, to make things more dangerous drums have been put up near the roundabout to make another corner where traffic can turn from.
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Road safety pays, saves lives: Director BP India

Castrol India Limited, on Saturday conducted the India leg of the BP International Driving Championship (IDC) for employees and contractors of Castrol India, at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

Speaking to India Infoline, Colin MacIntyre, Director, HSSE, BP India, said, “The objective of conducting such an event is saving human lives. We do not have any immediate commercial interest, but in long run, our company would be remembered for initiating such a cause.”
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When cops nap at night, violators come into light

In the dead of the night when the traffic policemen prefer to catch forty winks, wheels of the violators get zipping.

In blatant violation of the traffic rules and regulations, minors could be seen driving auto-rickshaws on the city roads, ferrying passengers from Chandigarh railway station during the night hours. They not only violate the traffic laws but also pose a threat to the lives of passengers.
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A stretch meant only for the ‘patient’

At first, it may sound like an oft-heard, overdone script of an infrastructure-based tearjerker. Agreed, the tale of Hosur Road, from Lalbagh Siddapura gate to the Diary Circle flyover, brings out woes similar to those faced by the rest of the roads in crumbling Bangalore — choked choc-a-bloc, manic traffic movement, pitiful potholes, fallen footpath and dismal road discipline. But what sets this road apart is an extra dash of melodrama.
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Cops drive home traffic rules in park

Meher Dhingra (7), whizzes past in her car, but appropriately stops at the red light. “I love to ride here,” she says, “the only problem is that my feet don’t reach the brakes. But police uncle is very helpful’’.
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Create Safe and Fun Summer Road Trips

Safety and Entertainment Advice from Consumer Guide(R) Automotive Experts
Memorial Day officially starts the American family summer vacation season. With a few tips from the expert automotive editors at Consumer Guide® Automotive ( http://auto.consumerguide.com ) families can make these trips more enjoyable through preparation.
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Traffic tickets may be coming in the mail

Drivers who run red lights in Cathedral City could wind up with a ticket even if they don’t buzz past a police cruiser.
The city will consider installing cameras at busy intersections in order to bust drivers who run red lights.

The cameras would snap a picture of offending drivers who would later get a ticket in the mail.
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Castrol India launches International Driving Championship in India

Castrol India Limited, market leader in the retail automotive lubricant segment, today announced the India leg of the BP International Driving Championship (IDC) for employees and contractors of the BP Group.
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Road safety body set to drive in

The ministry of roads, highways and shipping is planning to set up a Road Safety Directorate given the increasing incidence of road accidents in the country. “The number of accidents for 2004-2005 were estimated to be about four lakh which is five times the 80,000 accidents recorded in 2000,” a senior government official told FE. The economic costs of accidents to the country are estimated to be Rs 55,000 crore a year, according to Planning Commission statistics.
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Centre approves four laning of Mumbai-Pune section of NH4

The Centre has approved four-laning and improvements of the Mumbai Pune sections of National Highway four, the work on which is expected to be completed by March, 2006.
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Govt may seek time to ensure riders’ safety

Will helmets come into force from June 1? This is the question every two-wheeler rider in Gujarat is asking now. The accident last week in Parel area of Mumbai, where a man was killed despite wearing a helmet, has already got riders talking about the inferior quality of helmets being pushed into the market in view of the impending law.
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Bumper To Bumper

There are no stop signs in sight for the Indian auto market: and consumers are calling the shots, as red-hot models, pricing innovations and sexy upgrades lure more drivers onto the tarmac.
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Driving you crazy?

Roads are getting wider, and swanky new cars have replaced the good ol’ white Ambassador. A silent prayer to bless the flyover techies and builders, but there goes a simultaneous curse to the Kolkata driver. The same guy who rushes past the other cars rashly, whether from the left or the right, or if it’s an ambulance in distress or a sweaty rickshawpuller, is immaterial. The driving scene is bad. SK Mitra, deputy commissioner, traffic (II), explained, “It’s true that 75 per cent of the accidents occur due to faulty driving, while the rest 25 per cent can be attributed to the commuters and pedestrians.”
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PM to dedicate to nation Jaipur-Kishangarh expressway

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will dedicate to the nation India’s first six-lane Jaipur-Kishangarh expressway, a part of the Golden Quadrilateral Project, when he comes here on a two-day visit on Monday.
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Emblem: Police dial Centre

TAKING note of the Newsline report, ‘‘Central government officials flouting ministry orders on National Emblem,’’ UT Police have written to the Ministry of Home Affairs, asking it the law under which the officials can be penalised for the violation.

The report had exposed some officials of the Central government for sporting a National Emblem on their official vehicles in strict violation of the orders issued by Ministry of Home Affairs.

A UT Police official said they cannot take action against these violators.

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Police must be people-friendly, says Justice D. Sreedevi

The police in Kerala need to become more people-friendly, said Justice D.Sreedevi who inaugurated a seminar organised by the Kerala Police Association in Tripunithura.
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United States, India Sign Open Skies Aviation Agreement

The United States and India signed an Open Skies aviation agreement April 14, replacing a restrictive 1956 agreement and providing passenger and cargo air carriers from both countries unlimited access to each other’s markets.

The agreement removes restrictions from Indian and American air carriers in establishing routes between and within the two countries, and removes regulations on pricing. It also allows airlines from the two countries to form cooperative alliances in transporting passengers.
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World class driving school opened in Kerala

The first world class driving school in Kerala, set up by the Maruti Udyog Limited, was inaugurated here today by I K Satoi, Director, Marketing and Sales, MUL.
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Mumbai Hit and Run: Faster cars = more accidents?

Will the rising presence of faster, powerful cars on Indian roads mean more accidents and fatalities of innocent victims?

Yes, say transportation experts while pointing out to the conspicuous “mismatch factor” that is plaguing the Indian transportation sector currently.
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Hybrids, Movies and Tanks, Oh My

NEW YORK — Tucked among the shiny sports cars, swank luxury vehicles and a line of rims by hip-hop mogul P. Diddy, the 2005 International Automobile Show housed plenty of environmentally conscious hybrids, concept cars and new takes on familiar models.

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