- Road accidents on national highways account for 48% in Assam
In Assam, road accidents on national highways account for 48%, whereas state highways and other roads account for 25% and 27% respectively.
Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary reviewed the action taken by the stakeholders on implementation of road safety laws in the State and directed all authorities to take measures for stricter enforcement of road safety rules.
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- Six die in road accident in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Five women and a teenaged girl died after the pick-up vehicle they were travelling on collided with a lorry in Raigarh district about 220 km east of Raipur on Tuesday.
“All the six died on the spot in the accident. Around 20 others sustained injuries and were rushed to the district hospital. The victims were returning to their village Chaal after attending a wedding ceremony,” Raigarh superintendent of police Santosh Singh said.
Express his condolence to the bereaved families, state chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced Rs 25000 as immediate relied for the kin of the deceased.
SOURCE : newindianexpress.com
- Madhya Pradesh: Meeting held in Dhar to explore ways for road safety, decrease accidents
Dhar: On Monday, under the chairmanship of Collector Alok Kumar Singh, a meeting was organised in which discussion about ways to save people from road accidents, implementation of road safety laws, educating people about road safety and post-accident treatment was held.
It was informed in the meeting that 14 places in the district have been marked as black spots. Collector Singh said, Along with this, work should be done at other critical places of the district under the project, so that those roads become better.
Under this project, work will be done in Badnawar, Sardarpur, Dhamnod, Manawar, Kukshi and Dharampuri. Along with this, a control command centre was also made for a smart traffic system.
There will be studies on various aspects of road safety such as road safety awareness and education, engineering interventions, post-accident care and emergency service from key stakeholders in the district.
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- 1 Killed As Car Driven By Cop Hits Cab In Delhi
A cab driver died after his vehicle was hit from behind by a car driven by a Delhi Police constable under the Barapulla flyover in the south-eastern part of the city, officials said on Saturday.
The accident took place late Friday night, and the deceased has been identified as Prempal of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, they said.
Constable Mohit, who was driving the vehicle that hit the cab, was apprehended, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) R P Meena said.
“Mohit is a constable in the Delhi Police and was posted in New Delhi district. His father, Hariom, is a sub-inspector,” Mr Meena said.
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- Lockdown positives: Cyberabad traffic police launch road safety initiatives
Hyderabad: Lockdown is helping Cyberabad traffic police to improve road safety infrastructure across its jurisdiction. They have identified around 30 junctions in the commissionerate limits for improving infrastructure in such a way that it would inculcate road sense among users and also prevent jaywalking.
For instance, at the cyber tower junction, its centre is marked with yellow lines to indicate to the drivers that they are forbidden from stopping their vehicle on those lines.
Good road infrastructure coupled with civic sense can improve road safety. Towards this, they have started redesigning various junctions by taking up zebra marking, installation of signboards, railing on the central median and bollards at vulnerable road curves, among others.
According to Cyberabad traffic police, after close analysis and inputs from engineers, they have identified around 30 accident-prone junctions, including Cyber tower junction, Gachibowli junction, Nizampet junction, Aramghar junction, and others.
Also identified are high-risk roads which report frequent accidents like the NH65 stretch from Moosapet to ICRISAT, Old Mumbai Highway, road under the PVNR Expressway and others.Explaining about the yellow boxes, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad Traffic S. M. Vijay Kumar said, “In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the city, we have laid yellow boxes at the junction. They denote that once a vehicle enters the area it should not stop but keep moving. In others words, vehicles should enter the area when the way is clear for them.”
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- 13 injured in U.P. accident
Thirteen passengers were injured after a bus fell into a 15-feet-deep ditch along the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Sunday.
The accident occurred on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, and its suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle after its axle broke, they said.
The injured passengers were admitted to the Sarojani Naidu Medical College and Hospital here, police said.
The bus, which was going from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh to Jaipur in Rajasthan, had 70-80 passengers. It fell into a 15-feet-deep ditch along the expressway near milestone nine, they said.
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- Experts underline importance of vehicular speed control to prevent road accidents
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.
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- One killed in Telangana as biker tries to evade checkpost, accident caught on CCTV
One person was killed after two people on a motorcycle tried to evade officials at a checkpost in Macherial district’s Jannaram mandal in Telangana. The accident, which was caught on a CCTV camera at a forest department checkpost, occurred on Saturday, May 22. In the footage that surfaced, a forest department officer can be seen standing at a checkpost. Seeing the speeding bike heading towards the checkpost, the policeman deployed at the checkpost raises his hand urging the rider to slow down. Despite the officer’s desperate signals, the biker continues to speed towards the checkpost.
By the time the rider reached the checkpost, the cop slightly lifted the barricade at the last moment, hoping to avoid an accident. The rider managed to bend and get through the barricade but the pillion rider’s head rammed into the barricade and he fell off the bike immediately. He succumbed to the head injury on the spot.
The incident reportedly happened in Tapalapur village. The rider was overspeeding in a bid to evade interception by the personnel at the check post. According to a report in Telangana Today, the pillion rider who was killed was a 30-year-old man who was later identified as Sudaveni Venkatesh Goud. The man driving the motorcycle has been identified as Bandi Chandrasekhar, a native of Kotthakummugudem village in Luxettipet mandal.
The CCTV footage that was obtained after the accident was widely shared in WhatsApp groups and social media urging people to maintain restraint while crossing checkposts. Had the cop not raised the gate of the check post, the biker would have rammed into the gate and they would have sustained grievous injuries in the accident.
A case was registered against Chandrasekhar under Section 304A (rash and negligent act leading to death) of the Indian Penal Code after a complaint was received from Malla Goud, the father of the victim.
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- U-Turn to be Established Near Rob Road in Nehru Nagar
Madurai: The Madurai city traffic police has initiated work to link Nehru Nagar road with the service road in Bypass Road by clearing juliflora in Nehru Nagar Junction. Once the link is established, motorists coming via Nehru Nagar can take a ‘U’ turn at an opening to be given in the centre median, around 100m away from the beginning of the Rail Overbridge (ROB) Road.
“The linking work will be completed in a week or two. A signal will be introduced at the place where the vehicles join Bypass Road to manage congestion,” assistant commissioner of police, Tallakulam, G Mariappan said.
At present, commuters from Nehru Nagar take a turn near the ROB, posing a threat to motorists travelling on the Bypass Road. After TOI had published a report highlighting the safety issues on September 15, a traffic constable has been posted there during peak hours.
V Kalamegam, a social activist said the situation is much better as the traffic chaos is under control after the policeman was posted. “Efforts by the city police to prevent Nehru Nagar commuters from taking Bypass Road, close to the bridge is commendable. It is the best possible way to address the problem,” he said.
Madurai MP Su Venkatesan, who inspected the junction on Saturday pledged his support to the locals to make the road safer.
- Pune Records 19% Lower Mishap Deaths
On the contrary, Pimpri-Chinchwad witnessed a surge of 43% in accident fatalities in 2019, says data released by state govt
In a dramatic improvement with active participation of police and commuters, accident fatalities in Pune city have come down in 2019, making its otherwise congested roads safe for vehicles.
However, the data released by state government on the status of accident fatalities across several districts and towns, Pimpri-Chinchwad has recorded an increase in the number, putting it in the unfortunate bracket of top five zones.
The state government’s road safety department data shows Pune city has witnessed a 19 per cent dip in road fatalities. On the contrary, Pimpri-Chinchwad has seen a surge in the number of accident deaths and has surged by 43 per cent. On the tragic list of fatalities, it claims the second spot.
While the efforts taken by Pune police are worth an applaud considering the strict enforcement in regards with helmet compulsion, continuous nabbing and tracking of drivers who indulge in triple seat driving, driving under influence as well as teens driving without a licence. Ravindra Shisve, the joint police commissioner of Pune city, said, “Last year, traffic remained one of our key areas of work. These improved numbers are the fruits of the same. With constant enforcement, there was a changed perception among people too.”
In the case of Pimpri-Chinchwad, the number of accidents has gone up as some of its jurisdictions belong to the Old Mumbai-Pune highway. Nilam Jadhav, assistant police commissioner of Pimpri-Chinchwad, speaking about the same, said, “We have been taking all the precautions from our side but the same co-ordination is expected from commuters too. We have cancelled licences of around 300 violators and conducted massive drives against autorickshaw drivers too. We hope to see better numbers in 2020, considering the improved enforcement.”
The state witnessed more than 32,000 accidents in 2019 and over 12,000 people have died. The most fatalities were recorded in the districts of Satara, followed by Pimpri-Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Latur and Nagpur rural. Districts like Raigad, Thane, Washim, Ratnagiri and Pune have seen improved conditions.
Navin Mehendale, a transport enthusiast and a PhD scholar from IITBombay who is researching on public transport at present, said, “I have spent all my life in the city and have been living here for the past six months again and researching about the same. The comparison between Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad also happens to be my area of research. The continuous hammering from Pune police about rules and fines has helped in developing sensitisation amongst people; this is missing in Pimpri-Chinchwad. Be it helmet, speeding or triple seat driving — everything is ignored in the twin towns.”Source: Pune Mirror