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Saturday , 22 June 2024

Road Safety

Vehicle Interceptors for Road Safety

A renewed focus on road safety and traffic violation enforcement in India has led to the introduction of unique technology solutions. Sid Jalan explores one such solution – Vehicle Interceptors – and its deployment in the country. Indian roads, spread across 63 lakh kms, have become infamous for their lack of safety – often featuring as one of the most ...

Safer Roads To Schools

Creating safe school zones is essential to protect our children. Many organizations in the country and abroad are working in this direction. Dr. V K Gahlot, Urban Transport Expert writes about the initiatives in Rajasthan to transform school zones MoRTH’s analysis of accident data for the last five years shows that Rajasthan ranks 5th in the country. If we look ...

The vital role of two-wheeler headlights

  In recent times, urban landscapes have witnessed a surge in the use of two-wheeled motorized vehicles. One feature that plays a pivotal role in enhancing visibility and, consequently, diminishing the likelihood of collisions is the two-wheeler headlight. Dr. Vinod Karar, Dr. Neelima Chakrabarty, P. V. Pradeep Kumar & Dr. S. Velmurugan, Chief Scientists and Kamini Gupta, Senior Technical Officer, ...

DT4000 Windows Video Wall Controller from Drita Tech

A case study Project Name: National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) About the Client : NHAI is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways Industry: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Location: Morbi Product Installed: Drita DT4000 Windows Video Wall Controller   Client Requirement: Customized videowall solution for monitoring traffic at Morbi Toll Plaza using videowall control ...

Energy Absorption Terminals for guardrails

The design purpose of safety barriers installed on roads is to contain and redirect errant vehicles that either leave the carriageway or are likely to encroach into the path of oncoming vehicles. Using “conventional” solutions in the treatment of a safety barrier is not a good solution, says Diego Santiago González, Engineering Director, ROAD STEEL ENGINEERING, Asturias, SPAIN European standard ...

Chennai: Breaking the pattern of road accidents

From enforcement to accident reduction and awareness to technology, Kapil Kumar C. Saratkar, IGP/ Addl. Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Greater Chennai Police, speaks to Mangala Chandran about the A to Z of traffic management and safety in the City. What is the structure of the Chennai traffic police? I am heading the Greater Chennai Traffic Police (GCTP). There are two ...

Identification of Road Crash Severity

Priyank Trivedi and Jiten Shah, Civil Engineering Department, Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and Management [IITRAM], Ahmedabad, examine how crash severity can be ranked by integrating the Multi-Criteria Decision-Making approach The escalating number of motorized vehicles in India has resulted in a surge in road crash fatalities though in the past five years, there has been a decrease in the ...

What’s New in IRC: 67 – 2022

The Third Revision of Code of Practice for Road Signs was released by IRC in 2012. After almost a span of ten years IRC has issued its Fourth Revision which was published in June 2022. This essay by Ashwini Bagga – road safety expert and former consultant to the Department of Transport and Road Safety, Government of Rajasthan– is an ...

Chandigarh: On going fight against serious road accidents

National Crime Records Bureau Data shows that India had about 155, 622 deaths due to road accidents in 2022. With millions more sustaining severe injuries. In this first part of the series of accounts covering road safety initiatives by Indian Cities, Jaswinder Singh, Dy.SP/Traffic (R&D), Road Safety, UT, Chandigarh tells Trafficinfratech how the City has put in place systems and ...

Road Safety initiatives in Odisha

In Odisha, annually more than 5,000 lives are lost in road accidents. This has serious impact on families and the economy.  Road safety is a high priority area for Odisha Government, states Sanjay Kumar Biswal, Joint Commissioner Transport, Road Safety, Government of Odisha. Historically, Odisha has scored 66% and categorized as ‘high performer’ in implementing road safety measures during audit ...