Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicRoad safety

Topic: Road safety

All passenger cars to have a minimum of six airbags from 1 Oct, 2023, says Nitin Gadkari

The move, aimed at improving safety, was initially planned for 1 October, 2022, but faced resistance from some carmakers.

Cyrus Mistry tragedy shows road safety is not limited to seatbelts

The govt has admitted to the design of roads often being faulty. It is now aiming to take actions to improve curves on highways and identify black spots.

SOS number, state contest — inside Modi govt’s $1 bn push for safer roads with World Bank, ADB

Programme to be implemented in 14 states across India that account for 85% of total road accidents and fatalities in India. India has among the worst road safety records in the world.

Indian drivers are experiencing a ‘myopia epidemic’ — large numbers just can’t see properly

Poor eyesight is a major problem among Indian drivers. Forty per cent need corrective glasses, while another 5 per cent need urgent treatment for cataract.

Over 200 school buses, vans impounded in Delhi in 2019-20, a sharp drop from previous year

In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha Monday, road transport and highways ministry also listed measures being taken to ensure safety of transport for school children. 

Dinesh Mohan, IIT professor & leading road safety expert behind Delhi’s BRT, dies of Covid

Dinesh Mohan was known for his research on road safety and work in areas of advancing motorcycle helmet design.

Body & dash cameras for police — Modi govt’s new plan to keep roads safe, check ‘malpractice’

The road transport & highways ministry has released a new draft notification that seeks to ensure stricter implementation of road safety rules.

Road crashes hit poor harder in India, 42% left in debt after accidents — World Bank report

Conducted in partnership with Save Life Foundation, the study was released virtually by Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Saturday.

Can India reduce deaths on hazardous roads to zero? This group is trying

SaveLIFE Foundation plans to create a Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC) by 2020, which marks the end of the UN Decade Of Action For Road Safety.

India’s national highways have ‘black spots’ and they are dangerous

National Highways Authority of India has identified 506 ‘black spots’ — stretches that have become notorious for accidents.

On Camera

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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