Thursday, 17 May 2012

Steps for bringing down Road Accidents in India (3)

• Refreshment parlors should be made available at (say) every 50 / 100 k.m. on all national highways and truck / heavy vehicle drivers should be forced to refresh by having a face wash or by having a cup of tea / coffee.
• The current practice of keeping the traffic signals in standby mode during nights and on holidays is to be reviewed and discontinued if found prudent.
• Advertisement boards and other items that may obstruct visibility at junctions, curvatures and other parts of the roads should be removed immediately.

• Ensure that the money recovered as Road Tax is fully utilised for the construction /maintenance of roads.
• Time Punching of Private buses (practiced in some states) should be discontinued as it is forcing the drivers to go at high speed, after traffic blocks.
• TV and other media should be effectively used for Public safety awareness.
• Scientific analysis of major accidents / accident prone areas.

• Restriction of speed at accident prone areas.
• Enactment of stringent traffic rules.
• Immediate suspension of license of those who are involved the accidents, at least until they prove that they are not guilty.

• Cancellation of license of those who make serious accidents.
• Proper maintenance of roads. Permanent contracts / arrangements should be in place 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 !!!


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