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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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Launch of Ecocabs in the City Beautiful, Chandigarh

26 June 2013

‘Chandigarh Ecocabs’ ‘ dial-a-rickshaw facility ‘ was launched by the Adviser to the Administrator, U.T. Chandigarh to facilitate easy access to the green mode of transport. The concept of dial-a-rickshaw service is based on a similar model that is running successfully more »

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The Driver in the Bottle

Dated: 4/9/2013

India has one of the world’s highest number of traffic-related deaths and drunk driving is a leading cause for the alarming statistics. Our writer enters a world where people obsess about ways to keep drunks off the wheel: from pranayama 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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NHAI plans legal action against GMR Infrastructure for terminating highway contract

Dated:07/01/2013

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it is planning legal action against GMR Infrastructure after the latter today officially announced that its subsidiary, GMR Kishangarh Udaipur Ahmedabad Expressways, has terminated a contract with the highways authority for more »

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Women drivers take to roads to increase Road Safety Awareness

Dated:11/01/2013

NAVI MUMBAI: The traffic police organized a rally on Thursday to encourage road safety for women. The Navi Mumbai traffic cops arranged the ride to reinforce the importance of wearing helmets and driving slower. “Since the start of the year, more »

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Lessons in road safety, taught by schoolchildren

Dated:09/01/2013

Educating their peers about the need to follow road safety rules, members of the Road Safety Club of St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School (HSS) here observed the Road Safety Week with weeklong activities. From conducting awareness programmes to helping in more »

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‘Fashion show’ on safety attracts many

Dated:07/01/2013

MADURAI: In a novel attempt to spread awareness on road safety, a “fashion show” was organised in the city on Sunday. Though the fashion show did not have models with sculpted bodies or well-designed attires, it did grab many eyeballs. more »

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Signature campaign for Road Safety

Dated:05/01/2013

GUWAHATI: Mrityunjoy 108, in association with the transport department and traffic police, organized a signature campaign to create awareness among people regarding road safety and traffic norms. During the campaign on Friday around 370 people from various walks of life 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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Six killed, 16 injured as mini-truck, bus collide near Erode

Dated:13/01/2013

The victims were primarily those who travelled on the footboard Six persons were killed and 16 others injured when a mini-truck hit a State Transport Corporation bus on the National Highway 47 at Chithode in Erode district on Sunday afternoon. more »

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I-75 South back open after early morning crash at Alico Rd.

Dated:13/01/2013

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 126 are back open after an early morning crash. FHP says just after 2 a.m. Sunday, five separate crashes involving six cars shut down the interstate. The crashes involved six more »

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