Road Safety :
Points Hitherto
Seldom Noticed
      (Dedicated to Kochi IPL, Rendezvous Sports , Vinod venugopal)


   Pres...
Road Accident Statistics
      More than 1.2 million
        people are killed
       in Road Accidents,
     worldwide , ...
Road Accident Statistics

  One child is killed in
   Road Accidents,
  every three minutes
     in the World.
Road Accident Statistics
 Total worldwide death toll of
 Tsunami of 2004 was about
          2,30,000.

 But, the   annual...
Worldwide toll of road accidents:
( Statistics by World Bank & WHO )

1.2 million people killed each year
  i.e. around 3,...
Road Safety Suggestions
    Easily Implementable
    Technological
    Infrastructural
    Educational
    Enforcement
   ...
Easily
Implementable
 Road Safety
 Suggestions
Simple Suggestion # 1
      Promote
    yellow color
  for containers,
  internationally.
Simple Suggestion # 1
          Explanation :

Dull colored container carriers
are likely to cause crash when
parked      ...
Simple Suggestion # 1

This point has more relevance in
non-developed countries where
law enforcement, parking and
lightin...
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 1.
       Promote yellow color
  for containers, internationally.




   Commonly seen,   ...
Simple Suggestion # 1.

Governments all over the world
and      Worldwide      Container
manufacturers should decide to
ma...
Simple Suggestion # 2

Black cycles should be
 discouraged or future
production of black and
 dark cycles should be
      ...
Simple Suggestion # 2
           Explanation :
Black colored cycles are more likely
to be involved in accidents, when
used...
Simple Suggestion # 2
Drunkard / careless / unaware
cyclists who enter the main road
suddenly can cause accidents.

Some o...
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 2
Buy only Yellow Cycles for children
 Never buy black / dark Cycles




 An Idea can save...
Simple Suggestion # 3

 Black vehicles, especially
   cars and motor cycles
 should be discouraged or
 future production o...
Simple Suggestion # 3
        Explanation No. 1:

Black vehicles are more likely to
be   involved     in    accidents
beca...
Simple Suggestion # 3
According to the Vehicle Colour
Study    by   Monash  University
Accident    Research Centre   of
  ...
Simple Suggestion # 3
       As per the study,
   Black cars have a 12 %
      higher crash risk
      than white cars.

G...
Simple Suggestion # 3
      Explanation No. 2:

Black vehicles consume more
fuel   to  maintain  the   air
conditioner coo...
Simple Suggestion # 3
Just imagine the amount of fuel that
can be        saved, globally by
discouraging black vehicles.

...
Say “NO” to Black Cars.




Black Cars have higher crash risk,
Black Cars consume more fuel too.
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 3

  Prefer bright color for Cars
  Never buy black / dark Cars




  An idea can save you...
Simple Suggestion # 4

Dangerous TV visual
 advertisements by
   motor vehicle
companies should be
      banned.
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 4




 Dangerous advertisements by
  motor vehicles companies
     Should be banned
Simple Suggestion # 4
           Explanation:

Youngsters are likely to imitate the
dangerous     riding    /    driving
p...
Unsafe Stunt
Simple Suggestion # 4
Such advertisements will result in
irreparable character formation
regarding riding and driving in k...
Simple Suggestion # 5
 Promote bright colored
   dress for Children.
Dark / dull colors should
 not be the prominent
    s...
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 5
   Promote bright colored dress for
             Children.




Avoid dark dresses   Pref...
Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 6

Use bright color for School Uniforms
  Never use dark / black shades




Dark School Un...
Simple Suggestion # 7
Explanation: Bright color of
dress can help to avert many
accidents under low light
conditions, when...
Technological
 Road Safety
 Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions


Tamper proof speed
controllers should be
made mandatory for all
heavy vehicles.
Road Safety Suggestions

Two wheeler manufacturers
should be asked to design
two    wheelers     with a
designed maximum p...
Road Safety Suggestions
Low cost gadgets are to be
developed for collision prevention
and should be fitted on all vehicles...
Road Safety Suggestions


Low cost Anti
drowsy gadgets
can be developed
to    alert  the
driver, when the
driver begins to...
Road Safety Suggestions
Low cost tamper proof electronic
devices should be developed to
continuously record the speed of t...
Road Safety Suggestions

             Video      cameras
             should be installed
             at regular interval...
Road Safety Devices
Make use of the existing
 Road Safety Devices.
Traffic Fences
A minor thing
 for the masses
is greater than a
      massive
    mission !!!
Infrastructural
 Road Safety
 Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions

Means of mass transportation like
Metro Rail should be implemented in
all major cities.

Savings ...
Loss of earnings for family
  Loss of earnings for family due to road
     accident death of an individual
         with a...
Road Safety Suggestions
If Kochi Metro Rail can save 200
road accident deaths per year, at
       Rs.
least Rs. 200 Crores...
What do we want ?
Road Traffic Vs. Metro Rail traffic
Road Safety Suggestions
Promote water transport also.
Road Safety Suggestions
Strengthen Railway to meet growing demand.

    Extend concessions to promote
    goods transport ...
Road Safety Suggestions

Junctions and narrow areas of roads
which cause traffic blocks should be
renovated on a war footi...
Road Safety Suggestions

Flyovers should be constructed at
busy junctions, on fast track.

 Cost for this will be paid off...
Road Safety Suggestions

Day light like lighting should
be provided in main roads,
so that head light or high
beam can be ...
Road Safety Suggestions
Refreshment parlors should be
made available at every 50 / 100
k.m. on highways.

Truck, Heavy veh...
Road Safety Suggestions
Permanent arrangements should be
made for maintaining all roads in
good condition, 24 hours a day,...
Road Safety Suggestions

One way traffic should be
implemented as far as possible.

Medians should be constructed
in roads...
Road Safety Suggestions
Footpaths and medians should be
made mandatory for all important
roads and for all new roads.

Zeb...
Road Safety Suggestions
Signals for road crossings
should be provided at important
and busy places where a large
number of...
Road Safety Suggestions
            Direction boards
            should be installed
            at      appropriate
     ...
Road Safety Suggestions
Humps should be made mandatory
for all sub roads where it enters a
main road.

Humps should be cle...
Educational
Road Safety
Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions
Safety awareness should begin
from childhood, as it is difficult
to impart awareness to a grown
up...
Road Safety Suggestions
Video and Computer games
involving Motor Racing should
be controlled / banned by
Government or dis...
Road Safety Suggestions
Children playing video games
Road Safety Suggestions

All sorts of Motor sports,
especially racing should be
controlled by government.

Telecast of Mot...
Road Safety Suggestions

Children below a certain age
should not be permitted to do
cycling in busy roads and in
roads whe...
Road Safety Suggestions
‘Road Safety’ should be a topic for
School Projects.
       Projects.
Road Safety Week         sho...
Road Safety Suggestions
A safety person should be posted in
all schools to take care of the safety
aspects of the students...
One Safety person in each School
 Additional cost for this will be just
 1 USD ONLY / month for parents.
    ( in an schoo...
Unsafe Action
Road Safety Suggestions

Newspaper, Television and other
media should be effectively used for
Public Safety Awareness.

Ro...
Road Safety Suggestions
Life, Health and vehicle Insurance
companies should take up massive
public awareness projects.


I...
Enforcement
  Related
Road Safety
Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions

Majority of accidents
can be avoided by strict
enforcement of speed
limits.
Road Safety Suggestions
Helmet should be made compulsory
for     two      wheeler  riders,
including back seat riders.
Hel...
Road Safety Suggestions
Ensure that all Helmet users are
fixing the Chinstrap of Helmet.
Otherwise, it will not help durin...
Road Safety Suggestions

International & BIS standards for
Helmets should be modified so that
only bright colors are allow...
Road Safety Suggestions

The practice of keeping the
traffic signals in standby
mode during nights and on
holidays is to b...
Road Safety Suggestions

Advertisement boards and other
items that may obstruct visibility
at junctions, turnings and othe...
Road Safety Suggestions
Obstructions on road side, caused
by unauthorised construction and
road side sales should be elimi...
Road Safety Suggestions


Increase the minimum age
for Bus and Truck drivers.
Road Safety Suggestions

School Buses should be painted
with bright yellow color, in all
states.

Stipulate minimum experi...
Road Safety Suggestions
License should be made mandatory
for Electric two wheelers also.
Noiseless electric two wheelers c...
Road Safety Suggestions
An international Safety Rating
Number is to be introduced for all
vehicles.

Automobile     manufa...
Road Safety Suggestions

Safety rating Number will ultimately
result in saving of many lives.

Customers can easily select...
Road Accident at Dubai ( Mar 2008 )

 Accident involving 200+ cars occurs
    on Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway
Road Accident at Dubai ( Mar 2008 )

In the series of collisions of 200 plus
vehicles at Dubai in March 2008,
only few peo...
Environmental
 Road Safety
 Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions
A small pool of water or a
hanging branch of tree or a
hanging cable on roadside can
cause acciden...
Road Safety Suggestions


             Street dogs
              should be
             eliminated
             completely.
Road Safety Suggestions


           Waste should not
           be deposited on
           Road side.

           It will...
Road Safety Suggestions

  Attention distracting
  Hoardings, banners,
        posters,
  advertisements etc.
 should be b...
Attention distracting posters
Road Safety Suggestions
            Eyes of old
           aged driving
         license holders
             should be
  ...
Political
Road Safety
Suggestions
Road Safety Suggestions

Union government should play an
active role on state governments to
control road accidents.

Unio...
Road Safety Suggestions
Road    accidents   are    to  be
recognized as the worst problem of
the globe.

While only few hu...
Road Safety Suggestions
Threat due to terrorism is not being
underestimated. Road accidents are
to be firmly dealt with du...
Some Unpopular Suggestions
Law should be modified such that the
individual who causes the accident has
to bear a part of t...
Some Unpopular Suggestions

Drunkard driving should be firmly
dealt with.

Heavy Penalty should be imposed on
all those wh...
Some Unpopular Suggestions

Existing speed limits should be
brought down further, if required.

All those who do not maint...
Some Local Suggestions
Just like we have Fast Service , we
should have Slow service also.

Old aged people, pregnant ladie...
Some Local Suggestions
A Red blinking bulb should be fitted
in front of the Bus Driver’s seat.

It can be operated by the ...
Some Local Suggestions
Top of medians should be cemented
to prevent growth of grass.
Otherwise, accidents may happen
due t...
Some Local Suggestions
At all junctions, STOP mark should
be clearly painted, few meters away
from the junction, in all di...
Some Local Suggestions
At junctions, vehicles towards the
left only should move in the left
track.

Follow Lane traffic.

...
Road accident deaths
 by type of vehicle
Daily / Hourly
Road Accident Statistics
More Road Accident facts

Total number of annual
road accidents deaths
   is more than the
    total population
      of M...
More Road Accident facts

  Five Tsunamis are wiping out
lives from the world every year,
 in the form of Road Accidents.
...
More Road Accident facts

 Few hundreds are killed
 by terrorism every year.

  Countries are spending
    millions of dol...
More Road Accident facts

We had a war against terrorism.

    Thousands of soldiers
    sacrificed their lives.

Millions...
Now, it is time for
   war against
 Road accidents.
Are we ready ?
What we can do ?
1. We can submit some of the
   suggestions to State / Union
   Government, other countries.

2. Share so...
What we can do ?
3 Share the points pertaining to
  students with school authorities.

4 Share relevant      points   with...
What we can do ?
5 Seek the help of Visual and print
  media to spread the message.

6 IEI can take up some Road
  Safety ...
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  • please visit tube weblinks below to view pix and comment on Daytime and fog lamps on vehicles from canada and the new high visibility safety standard color offered free on new vehicles where Better ID and accident prevention are a goal for owners and users

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfYTXh7_qkA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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    sudden st airing lock on road running condition during loose counter bolt of safety /st airing lock. because bolt are fitted wrong side .If you want detail kindly contact ajay kumar verma mob. no.7838557783,9312218663.
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  • Please visit u tube link below to see suggestions to improve highway safety by adopting the FREE high visibility color of school bus yellow on new vehicle orders

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  1. 1. Road Safety : Points Hitherto Seldom Noticed (Dedicated to Kochi IPL, Rendezvous Sports , Vinod venugopal) Presentation by: Er. C.J.Johnson MIE The Institution of Engineers (India) Cochin Local Centre 18 December 2009
  2. 2. Road Accident Statistics More than 1.2 million people are killed in Road Accidents, worldwide , every year. 3 to 4 % of Gross National Product Is lost in Road Accidents.
  3. 3. Road Accident Statistics One child is killed in Road Accidents, every three minutes in the World.
  4. 4. Road Accident Statistics Total worldwide death toll of Tsunami of 2004 was about 2,30,000. But, the annual death toll of Road Accidents is 12,00,000 !!! i.e. more than toll. five times the Tsunami toll
  5. 5. Worldwide toll of road accidents: ( Statistics by World Bank & WHO ) 1.2 million people killed each year i.e. around 3,000 deaths daily, 500 of them children . 50 million people are injured in road crashes each year, 15 million seriously.
  6. 6. Road Safety Suggestions Easily Implementable Technological Infrastructural Educational Enforcement Environmental Political
  7. 7. Easily Implementable Road Safety Suggestions
  8. 8. Simple Suggestion # 1 Promote yellow color for containers, internationally.
  9. 9. Simple Suggestion # 1 Explanation : Dull colored container carriers are likely to cause crash when parked near road side, especially under low light conditions.
  10. 10. Simple Suggestion # 1 This point has more relevance in non-developed countries where law enforcement, parking and lighting conditions are very poor.
  11. 11. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 1. Promote yellow color for containers, internationally. Commonly seen, Bright colored, easily non-bright containers visible containers
  12. 12. Simple Suggestion # 1. Governments all over the world and Worldwide Container manufacturers should decide to manufacture the containers with yellow / orange color, in future.
  13. 13. Simple Suggestion # 2 Black cycles should be discouraged or future production of black and dark cycles should be banned.
  14. 14. Simple Suggestion # 2 Explanation : Black colored cycles are more likely to be involved in accidents, when used under low light conditions or when used by immature children.
  15. 15. Simple Suggestion # 2 Drunkard / careless / unaware cyclists who enter the main road suddenly can cause accidents. Some of these accidents could be averted, if the color of the cycle were yellow or other easily visible shade.
  16. 16. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 2 Buy only Yellow Cycles for children Never buy black / dark Cycles An Idea can save your child !!!
  17. 17. Simple Suggestion # 3 Black vehicles, especially cars and motor cycles should be discouraged or future production of black vehicles should be banned.
  18. 18. Simple Suggestion # 3 Explanation No. 1: Black vehicles are more likely to be involved in accidents because of it's low visibility.
  19. 19. Simple Suggestion # 3 According to the Vehicle Colour Study by Monash University Accident Research Centre of white cars are Melbourne, most visible and least likely to be involved in an accident. ( Source: http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=40783 )
  20. 20. Simple Suggestion # 3 As per the study, Black cars have a 12 % higher crash risk than white cars. Grey cars are 11 % more risky. Silver cars are 10 % more risky.
  21. 21. Simple Suggestion # 3 Explanation No. 2: Black vehicles consume more fuel to maintain the air conditioner cooling, as black color absorb more heat from atmosphere.
  22. 22. Simple Suggestion # 3 Just imagine the amount of fuel that can be saved, globally by discouraging black vehicles. The total annual savings for the country is going to be enormous.
  23. 23. Say “NO” to Black Cars. Black Cars have higher crash risk, Black Cars consume more fuel too.
  24. 24. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 3 Prefer bright color for Cars Never buy black / dark Cars An idea can save your family !
  25. 25. Simple Suggestion # 4 Dangerous TV visual advertisements by motor vehicle companies should be banned.
  26. 26. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 4 Dangerous advertisements by motor vehicles companies Should be banned
  27. 27. Simple Suggestion # 4 Explanation: Youngsters are likely to imitate the dangerous riding / driving performed by experts. Statutory warnings will not help.
  28. 28. Unsafe Stunt
  29. 29. Simple Suggestion # 4 Such advertisements will result in irreparable character formation regarding riding and driving in kids and children. Such children may cause accidents in future.
  30. 30. Simple Suggestion # 5 Promote bright colored dress for Children. Dark / dull colors should not be the prominent shade of school uniforms.
  31. 31. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 5 Promote bright colored dress for Children. Avoid dark dresses Prefer bright dresses
  32. 32. Simple Road Safety Suggestion # 6 Use bright color for School Uniforms Never use dark / black shades Dark School Uniform Bright School Uniform
  33. 33. Simple Suggestion # 7 Explanation: Bright color of dress can help to avert many accidents under low light conditions, when trying to cross the road, while cycling, while walking on the roads without footpath etc.
  34. 34. Technological Road Safety Suggestions
  35. 35. Road Safety Suggestions Tamper proof speed controllers should be made mandatory for all heavy vehicles.
  36. 36. Road Safety Suggestions Two wheeler manufacturers should be asked to design two wheelers with a designed maximum possible speed of 50 / 60 kmph.
  37. 37. Road Safety Suggestions Low cost gadgets are to be developed for collision prevention and should be fitted on all vehicles. Research organizations like DRDO or ISRO should be asked to develop such gadgets on a war footing.
  38. 38. Road Safety Suggestions Low cost Anti drowsy gadgets can be developed to alert the driver, when the driver begins to sleep.
  39. 39. Road Safety Suggestions Low cost tamper proof electronic devices should be developed to continuously record the speed of the vehicle and should be fitted on all heavy vehicles. The devices can be examined in case of accidents.
  40. 40. Road Safety Suggestions Video cameras should be installed at regular intervals on highways and should be centrally monitored. Speed detectors also should be used.
  41. 41. Road Safety Devices Make use of the existing Road Safety Devices.
  42. 42. Traffic Fences
  43. 43. A minor thing for the masses is greater than a massive mission !!!
  44. 44. Infrastructural Road Safety Suggestions
  45. 45. Road Safety Suggestions Means of mass transportation like Metro Rail should be implemented in all major cities. Savings in lives should also be considered while calculating ROI.
  46. 46. Loss of earnings for family Loss of earnings for family due to road accident death of an individual with annual earning of Rs. 2,00,000 is nearly Rs. ONE CRORE !!! (Assuming average age at death as 40, i.e. around 20 more years of earning life, 8 % annual growth in earnings )
  47. 47. Road Safety Suggestions If Kochi Metro Rail can save 200 road accident deaths per year, at Rs. least Rs. 200 Crores should be taken as annual savings on the lives saved. Savings in fuel, time etc. should also be considered while calculating ROI.
  48. 48. What do we want ? Road Traffic Vs. Metro Rail traffic
  49. 49. Road Safety Suggestions Promote water transport also.
  50. 50. Road Safety Suggestions Strengthen Railway to meet growing demand. Extend concessions to promote goods transport by rail / barges
  51. 51. Road Safety Suggestions Junctions and narrow areas of roads which cause traffic blocks should be renovated on a war footing. This will help to save time and avoid over speed.
  52. 52. Road Safety Suggestions Flyovers should be constructed at busy junctions, on fast track. Cost for this will be paid off easily, by savings in time, fuel and saving of lives.
  53. 53. Road Safety Suggestions Day light like lighting should be provided in main roads, so that head light or high beam can be avoided.
  54. 54. Road Safety Suggestions Refreshment parlors should be made available at every 50 / 100 k.m. on highways. Truck, Heavy vehicle drivers should get refreshed during night travel.
  55. 55. Road Safety Suggestions Permanent arrangements should be made for maintaining all roads in good condition, 24 hours a day, 365 days an year. If a gutter is repaired in time it can save a life !!!
  56. 56. Road Safety Suggestions One way traffic should be implemented as far as possible. Medians should be constructed in roads with two way traffic.
  57. 57. Road Safety Suggestions Footpaths and medians should be made mandatory for all important roads and for all new roads. Zebra crossings should be provided at appropriate places for crossing the road safely.
  58. 58. Road Safety Suggestions Signals for road crossings should be provided at important and busy places where a large number of people have to cross the road every day.
  59. 59. Road Safety Suggestions Direction boards should be installed at appropriate places. This will help to avoid accidents caused by the confusion of the driver.
  60. 60. Road Safety Suggestions Humps should be made mandatory for all sub roads where it enters a main road. Humps should be clearly marked. Provide small pilot humps to alert the riders.
  61. 61. Educational Road Safety Suggestions
  62. 62. Road Safety Suggestions Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impart awareness to a grown up human. If safety awareness is imparted in childhood itself, safety will become a habit.
  63. 63. Road Safety Suggestions Video and Computer games involving Motor Racing should be controlled / banned by Government or discouraged by parents as it will develop racing habit in children.
  64. 64. Road Safety Suggestions Children playing video games
  65. 65. Road Safety Suggestions All sorts of Motor sports, especially racing should be controlled by government. Telecast of Motor Sports and Racing also should be controlled.
  66. 66. Road Safety Suggestions Children below a certain age should not be permitted to do cycling in busy roads and in roads where heavy vehicles are plying.
  67. 67. Road Safety Suggestions ‘Road Safety’ should be a topic for School Projects. Projects. Road Safety Week should be observed in all Schools. Competitions on Road Safety Tips, Slogans, Essays, Paintings etc. should be conducted.
  68. 68. Road Safety Suggestions A safety person should be posted in all schools to take care of the safety aspects of the students. The safety person can help the students to cross the road, get in the bus etc.
  69. 69. One Safety person in each School Additional cost for this will be just 1 USD ONLY / month for parents. ( in an school with 1000 students ) With more than 10 million schools in the world, it can generate employment for 10 million people, if implemented in at least 10 % of schools.
  70. 70. Unsafe Action
  71. 71. Road Safety Suggestions Newspaper, Television and other media should be effectively used for Public Safety Awareness. Road Safety Leaflets should be distributed among public by the Government.
  72. 72. Road Safety Suggestions Life, Health and vehicle Insurance companies should take up massive public awareness projects. It will pay off !!!
  73. 73. Enforcement Related Road Safety Suggestions
  74. 74. Road Safety Suggestions Majority of accidents can be avoided by strict enforcement of speed limits.
  75. 75. Road Safety Suggestions Helmet should be made compulsory for two wheeler riders, including back seat riders. Helmets should be distributed mandatorily with the sale of each two wheeler.
  76. 76. Road Safety Suggestions Ensure that all Helmet users are fixing the Chinstrap of Helmet. Otherwise, it will not help during an accident. Ensure that only BIS approved Helmets are available in the market.
  77. 77. Road Safety Suggestions International & BIS standards for Helmets should be modified so that only bright colors are allowed for Helmets. Black and dark colors should not be permitted.
  78. 78. Road Safety Suggestions The practice of keeping the traffic signals in standby mode during nights and on holidays is to be reviewed.
  79. 79. Road Safety Suggestions Advertisement boards and other items that may obstruct visibility at junctions, turnings and other parts of the roads should be removed immediately.
  80. 80. Road Safety Suggestions Obstructions on road side, caused by unauthorised construction and road side sales should be eliminated completely. Visibility should be increased near turnings. Sometimes, even cutting of grass to increase visibility can help save many lives.
  81. 81. Road Safety Suggestions Increase the minimum age for Bus and Truck drivers.
  82. 82. Road Safety Suggestions School Buses should be painted with bright yellow color, in all states. Stipulate minimum experience and maximum age limit for the drivers of school buses.
  83. 83. Road Safety Suggestions License should be made mandatory for Electric two wheelers also. Noiseless electric two wheelers can cause accidents. Artificial sound should be induced while running. Loud speakers should not be permitted near road side for festivals and meetings.
  84. 84. Road Safety Suggestions An international Safety Rating Number is to be introduced for all vehicles. Automobile manufacturers will compete to improve the safety to get better rating.
  85. 85. Road Safety Suggestions Safety rating Number will ultimately result in saving of many lives. Customers can easily select the safest vehicle based on safety number.
  86. 86. Road Accident at Dubai ( Mar 2008 ) Accident involving 200+ cars occurs on Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway
  87. 87. Road Accident at Dubai ( Mar 2008 ) In the series of collisions of 200 plus vehicles at Dubai in March 2008, only few people were killed. One reason for this is high safety standards.
  88. 88. Environmental Road Safety Suggestions
  89. 89. Road Safety Suggestions A small pool of water or a hanging branch of tree or a hanging cable on roadside can cause accidents. Such obstructions should be rectified immediately.
  90. 90. Road Safety Suggestions Street dogs should be eliminated completely.
  91. 91. Road Safety Suggestions Waste should not be deposited on Road side. It will attract dogs!!
  92. 92. Road Safety Suggestions Attention distracting Hoardings, banners, posters, advertisements etc. should be banned near roads and highways.
  93. 93. Attention distracting posters
  94. 94. Road Safety Suggestions Eyes of old aged driving license holders should be checked at regular intervals.
  95. 95. Political Road Safety Suggestions
  96. 96. Road Safety Suggestions Union government should play an active role on state governments to control road accidents. Union government should not remain silent saying that road safety is the subject matter of state governments.
  97. 97. Road Safety Suggestions Road accidents are to be recognized as the worst problem of the globe. While only few hundreds are killed in terrorist attacks, more than 1.2 million people are killed in road accidents every year, in the world.
  98. 98. Road Safety Suggestions Threat due to terrorism is not being underestimated. Road accidents are to be firmly dealt with due importance. Task forces with participation of all concerned should be set up to control road accidents as was done after 26/11 incident.
  99. 99. Some Unpopular Suggestions Law should be modified such that the individual who causes the accident has to bear a part of the insurance claims, depending on severity of negligence. Also, the compensations should be increased, making accidents unaffordable so that everyone will be very vigilant.
  100. 100. Some Unpopular Suggestions Drunkard driving should be firmly dealt with. Heavy Penalty should be imposed on all those who cross speed limits. If this is strictly implemented, nobody will dare to go at high speed.
  101. 101. Some Unpopular Suggestions Existing speed limits should be brought down further, if required. All those who do not maintain the safe distance commensurate with the vehicle in front should be penalised.
  102. 102. Some Local Suggestions Just like we have Fast Service , we should have Slow service also. Old aged people, pregnant ladies, children etc. can make use of it. Additional amount may be charged for the special service, if required.
  103. 103. Some Local Suggestions A Red blinking bulb should be fitted in front of the Bus Driver’s seat. It can be operated by the Door Checker to alert the driver when old aged people / pregnant ladies / people carrying babies / children get in or get out of the bus.
  104. 104. Some Local Suggestions Top of medians should be cemented to prevent growth of grass. Otherwise, accidents may happen due to lack of visibility while taking U-Turn.
  105. 105. Some Local Suggestions At all junctions, STOP mark should be clearly painted, few meters away from the junction, in all directions. Police should ensure that vehicles do not cross the mark when STOP signal is given.
  106. 106. Some Local Suggestions At junctions, vehicles towards the left only should move in the left track. Follow Lane traffic. Black color should not be used for three wheelers also.
  107. 107. Road accident deaths by type of vehicle
  108. 108. Daily / Hourly Road Accident Statistics
  109. 109. More Road Accident facts Total number of annual road accidents deaths is more than the total population of Mauritius.
  110. 110. More Road Accident facts Five Tsunamis are wiping out lives from the world every year, in the form of Road Accidents. Nobody is noticing it !!!
  111. 111. More Road Accident facts Few hundreds are killed by terrorism every year. Countries are spending millions of dollars to fight terrorism.
  112. 112. More Road Accident facts We had a war against terrorism. Thousands of soldiers sacrificed their lives. Millions of innocents were killed in the war against terrorism.
  113. 113. Now, it is time for war against Road accidents.
  114. 114. Are we ready ?
  115. 115. What we can do ? 1. We can submit some of the suggestions to State / Union Government, other countries. 2. Share some of the points with NGOs like Rotary club, Lions club, Road Safety Organisations etc.
  116. 116. What we can do ? 3 Share the points pertaining to students with school authorities. 4 Share relevant points with parents.
  117. 117. What we can do ? 5 Seek the help of Visual and print media to spread the message. 6 IEI can take up some Road Safety Projects.
  118. 118. Road Safety Presentations More Road Safety presentations can be found at http://www.slideshare.net/safeindianroads/presentations http://www.slideshare.net/safeindianroads/documents
  119. 119. Feedback Send your valuable suggestions and feedbacks to safeindianroads@gmail.com
  120. 120. Thanks !!!
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