Kota: Reducing vehicle speed can prevent road crash incidents as an average 1 km increase in vehicular speed can lead to 3 per cent rise in such incidents, experts said. Speaking during a webinar organised by CUTS International, a Jaipur-based NGO, as part of the 6th United Nations Global Road Safety Week, the experts underlined the importance of speed control mechanism to prevent road accidents.
Stressing that everyone has a right to feel safe on the streets, George Cheriyan, director, CUTS International, referred to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Report, 2019 which mentioned that road accidents kill almost 1.51 lakh people annually in India.
“Low speed in streets is a key in achieving ‘Vision Zero’, which is aimed at preventing even a single death in road transportation system, and moreover, reducing vehicle speed can prevent road crashes and reduce their impact. An average 1 km increase in speed can result in 3 per cent rise in such crashes,” he said on Thursday quoting from the report.
SOURCE : economictimes.indiatimes.com