11/12/12                   PlanningUrbanORegional: Need for new strategic intervention to reduce transport accident and ca...
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  1. 1. 11/12/12 PlanningUrbanORegional: Need for new strategic intervention to reduce transport accident and casualt… Have a look at other posts Educated nuisance Rx Design Capsule !!! Intercity travel Pedestrian Defining Modular for Participatory Pressed Necessity - on road congestion ... Vehicular confli ... Sustai ... Planning: Int ... Invasio ... Contact Blog Home of Anoop Jha About Author ARTnDESIGNSTORE Disclaimer Monday, January 2, 2012 Select Language Pow ered by Translate Need for new strategic intervention to reduce transport accident and casualties UrbanORegional on Twitter Follow By – Anoop Jha UrbanORegional has 4,904 Followers They need to understand the difference between luxury and necessity!! DA O U D47 jeancroro sengulc lilmama34tk w adi_com Who do you think should feel responsible for those accidents in fog-ridden winter days, Is it fault of drivers, is the fog itself allisonelfxoxo E liatcoachdaddy LA N YP O MM arjie_G irl deborahy ela ME BO to blame, is it casual traffic monitoring and operation, is it lack of proper signage at critical You can Follow me on Twitter road locations, is it Follow @UrbanORegional implementation loophole or is it unequipped vehicle which makes it vulnerable as sitting duck in the low visibility of fog? Though each of these components are crucial in safe and efficient transportation there are some easy fix to curb the traffic accident which transport governing agencies either have failed to understand or have ignored them. They have failed to understand the difference in the luxury and necessity. They have also failed to understand the priority in transport planning and management. Take for example a very small Share 0 More Next Blog» Create Blog Sign In component of transport domain called “vehicle fog light”. Most of us will agree that fog light of car can be a life saving component in winters, it can help avoid aplanningurbanoregional.blogspot.in/2012/01/need-for-new-strategic-intervention-to.html 1/7
  2. 2. 11/12/12 PlanningUrbanORegional: Need for new strategic intervention to reduce transport accident and casualt… majority of accidents which occurs on the roads across the India every year though majority of cars and other vehicle miss this vital component. If you think you are a smart guy just because you have already installed fog light in your car, you are wrong. You are not safe till every vehicle on road has this fog light installed, and there is no doubt if every vehicle on road would be equipped with fog- light it will drastically reduce the winter road accident rates. But question is though it sounds good to have fog light in every car on Intervention at production & supply level road how would you make that happen? Do you think a stringent rule or policy will help? May be stronger implementation or monitoring? A higher penalty may be? Though it might work in certain pockets, but it will certainly not work throughout the country. Commuters have and will always find a way to avoid these traffic rules no matter it’s for their own safety. They will wait every foggy year to pass thinking that its matter of few days and they will get fog light installed next winter unaware that these few days which they are purposefully ignoring can be vital for their survival and well being of others on road. AUTHOR Anoop Jha Delhi, India View my complete profile Total Pageviews What about those lives lost on road due to lack of life saving devices 24045 and equipments which should be part and parcel of every car including lowest segment cars, though it was absent at the time of accident which would have saved those precious lives otherwise, just because government and lobby of car manufacturers thought that these are luxury Labels items and this choice should be left at the will of end users who are either totally unaware of these vital life saving devices and equipments Architecture (79) or they already have other immediate financial priorities which makes is City (74) easy to forget the relevance of it. Design (39) Development (68) Here, the definition of luxury and necessity is not clear. What Environment (55) government thinks as a luxury item like fog light and life saving car Urban and Regional Planning (85) devices is actually necessity to curb the road accident and to save life. Urban Design (19) If government will leave these vital choices at the consumer end or at Urban Mobility (33) the will of end user, they will certainly fail to implement it across the Urban Planning (122) system or proposed region due to sheer number of users. Though it is much easier for government to control and implement policies at the See Authors other blog: manufacturer or service providers end, like car manufacturers and FromtheDiaryofMentor suppliers. How can a government or transport regulatory body allow a single car without equipped with these life saving devices, extreme weather lighting like fog-light, emergency communication devices, first aid kits, etc. to enter into the country or market?planningurbanoregional.blogspot.in/2012/01/need-for-new-strategic-intervention-to.html 2/7
  3. 3. 11/12/12 PlanningUrbanORegional: Need for new strategic intervention to reduce transport accident and casualt… All that a government or transport regulatory body has to do is to add a simple rule into the rule book of car and vehicle trade at manufacturer’s end that “No manufacturer will be allowed to launch any car or vehicle model of any segment in market without these life saving devices”. If these devices are mandatory part of the car package and capital cost consumer will definitely buy them but if left to their choice majority of them will definitely won’t care to install them. Some kind of acceptable SUBSCRIBE pricing arrangements can always be done, but there should not be any ARCHIVE compromise on quality of product which can prove vital for life.Old transport strategies need to be reviewed time to time as well as new ► 2011 (74) and innovative strategies need to be formulated for sustainable urban ▼ 2012 (84) transport and for a safer future. ▼ Jan (17) Need for new strategic intervention to reduce tran... Tweet 0 A different view of Bandra Share Worli Sea Link (BWSL) M... You can follow me on Twitter here Tracking morphological Follow @UrbanORegional changes and development dyn... Somewhere on Net: Elevating financial profile of a community is much... Science of Ideas and art of decision making!! Posted by Anoop Jha at Monday, January 02, 2012 0 Comments and 0 Reactions Induced Eureka moments Recommend this on Google What is common between Ahmedabad and Paris? Labels: City, delhi, Environment, Future Cities, Infrastructure, Planner, Planning, strategy, Breaking the monotony of Sustainable, Technology, Transport, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning planning Feeling pressed against time for getting products ... Traffic Accidents Email Marketing Trades Tradeing Stock Market Why city forms are like the 0 comments 0 Stars way they are? Walkability demands flexibility : new approach to ... Leave a message... McCormick Place to showcase 2012 AHR Expo Discussion Com m unity # Seems they love to waste fuel Rx Design Capsule !!! Thin line between development works, social servic... No one has commented yet. Data mining of local print Media for contextual ur... Interior Design - A reflection of self rather than... ► Feb (11) ► Mar (8) Newer Post Home Older Post ► Apr (8) ► May (6) Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) ► Jun (11) ► Jul (5) Best Selling Books on Amazon: ► Aug (4) ► Sep (6) ► Oct (7) ► Nov (1)planningurbanoregional.blogspot.in/2012/01/need-for-new-strategic-intervention-to.html 3/7

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