Road Safety Action Plan



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Road Safety Action Plan

  • Road Accident
  • Prevention
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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.

Road Accident Statistics

Road Accident Statistics

  • Total worldwide death toll of
  • Tsunami of 2004 was about 230,000.
  • But the annual worldwide death toll of
  • Road Accidents is 1,200,000 !!!
  • i.e. more than
  • five times the Tsunami toll.

Steps to be taken for preventing Road Accidents

  • Most important method to bring down accidents is strict enforcement of speed limits.
  • 90 % of accidents can be avoided by strict enforcement of speed limits.
  • Existing speed limits should be brought down further.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • 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.
  • Heavy penalty should be imposed for those who cause accidents.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Tamper proof speed controllers should be made mandatory for all heavy vehicles. New heavy vehicles should have built in tamper proof speed controllers.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Two wheeler manufacturers should be asked to design two wheelers with a designed maximum speed of (say) 50/60 kmph.
  • ( Suitable speed limit may be selected for each country.)

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • New gadgets are to be developed for collision prevention and should be fitted on all vehicle. Research organizations should be asked to develop such gadgets on a war footing. For example, gadgets can be developed to automatically slow down the vehicle, if safe distance commensurate with the speed of the vehicle in front is not maintained.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Diving tests for issue of Driving license is to be made more stringent and foolproof.
  • Raising of lower age limit for two wheeler and Heavy Vehicle license to 21.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Helmet should be made compulsory by law in all states, OR impose a lower speed limit for those who do not use helmet.
  • Helmet should be made compulsory for back seat riders also.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Ensure that all Helmet users are fixing the Chinstrap of Helmet. Otherwise it will not help during an accident.
  • Ensure that ONLY good quality Helmets are available in the market.
  • Strict enforcement of existing traffic rules.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Law should be modified such that the person who made the accident has to bear (say) 0 to 10 % of the insurance claims, depending on severity of negligence. Also the compensations should be made very huge, making accidents unaffordable so that everyone will be very vigilant.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • All those who do not maintain the safe distance for the speed should be punished.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impart awareness to a grown up a human. If safety awareness is imparted at childhood, safety will be a habit.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Video and Computer Games that simulate Racing should be banned by Government OR discouraged by parents as it will develop racing habit in children.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • All sorts of Motor sports especially racing should be banned by government. Telecast of Motor Sports and Racing also should be banned.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Racing and over speed / highly risky riding, driving by Heroes should not be filmed in cinemas and TV serials. Government should censor such scenes.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Children below a certain age should not be permitted to do cycling in busy roads / roads where heavy vehicles are plying.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • 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 or coffee.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • 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.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Advertisement boards and other items that may obstruct visibility at junctions, curvatures and other parts of the roads should be removed immediately.

How to prevent Road Accidents

  • Ensure that the money recovered as Road Tax is fully utilized for the construction /maintenance of roads.  


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